Thursday, October 31, 2013

Growing Outrage In Asia Over NSA - Australia Spying

Spy Expert Says Australia Operating As 'Listening Post' For US Agencies Including The NSA -- ABC News (Australia)

A veteran spy watcher claims Australia is playing a role in America's intelligence networks by monitoring vast swathes of the Asia Pacific region and feeding information to the US.

Intelligence expert Professor Des Ball says the Australian Signals Directorate - formerly known as the Defence Signals Directorate - is sharing information with the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA is the agency at the heart of whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, and has recently been accused of tapping into millions of phone calls of ordinary citizens in France, Germany and Spain.

Mr Ball says Australia has been monitoring the Asia Pacific region for the US using local listening posts.

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More News On Australia Being Accused Of Using It's Embassies To Spy On It's Neighbours

Exposed: Australia's Asia spy network -- Sydney Morning Herald
Australia accused of using embassies to spy on neighbours -- The Guardian
Australian embassies part of US spy network -- New Zealand Herald
NSA, ‘Five Eyes’ use Australian embassies to gather intel on Asia -- RT
Revealed: How Australia spies on its neighbours -- Sydney Morning Herald
Outrage at alleged U.S. spying efforts gathers steam in Asian capitals -- Washington Post
Uproar in China and other Asian nations over ‘US spies through embassies’ report -- RT
China, other Asians angry over embassy spy reports. -- New York Times
China, other Asians angry over embassy spy reports -- Bloomberg Businessweek
China demands U.S. explain spying allegations linked to Australian missions -- Reuters
China demands U.S. explain new spy charges at Australian embassies -- Washington Times
Abbott offers Australian spy assurance -- Sydney Morning Herald
Abbott offers Australian spy assurance -- The Australian
Outrage Over NSA Spying Spreads to Asia -- Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

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