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Western Europe Spies Too

Who’s pointing fingers now? According to a Saturday report in The Guardian, Western European spy agencies also engage in the type of mass Internet and phone traffic surveillance that the U.S.’s National Security Agency does. The report names Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands as working together on mass surveillance—which, if true, is particularly embarrassing for France and Germany, as they had been among the most vocal protesters of America’s electronic surveillance. The Guardian’s report comes courtesy of more leaked documents from Edward Snowden.