Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Guardian Deletes It's Front Page Story That The NSA Has A Secret Data Collection Agreement With Several European Countries

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The Guardian Revealed A Major NSA 'Scoop' Then Deleted It From Their Website -- Business Insider

The Guardian released another shocking NSA scoop on Saturday, revealing collusion and mass harvesting of personal communications among the United States and at least six European Union countries — only to delete it from their website hours after publication.

The article, titled "Revealed: secret European deals to hand over private data to America," was written by Jamie Doward, who reported information from Wayne Madsen, a former Navy Lt. and NSA employee for 12 years.

Doward wrote:

Madsen said the countries had "formal second and third party status" under signal intelligence (sigint) agreements that compels them to hand over data, including mobile phone and internet information to the NSA if requested.

Under international intelligence agreements, confirmed by declassified documents, nations are categorised by the US according to their trust level. The US is first party while the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand enjoy second party relationships. Germany and France have third party relationships.

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Update: Guardian/Observer pulls front-page NSA story after source turns out to be a fruitloop who thinks Obama is gay -- The Telegraph

WNU Editor: A cache copy of the deleted story is above (click on image to enlarge). Drudge and Salon are still running with the story .... but it will not surprise me if they pull it also.

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