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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System 133

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An anonymous reader writes "Newly disclosed documents from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that in Australia with the NSA has gained comprehensive access to Indonesian's national communications systems. They tapped into Indosat, Indonesia's domestic satellite telecommunications provider including data on Indonesian officials in various government ministries and obtained 1.8 million encrypted master keys, used to protect private communications, from Indonesia's Telkomsel cell phone network. Australia has been recently criticized for tapping the phone of the Indonesian President's wife and for the Royal Australian Navy accidental incursions into Indonesian territorial waters."
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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System

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  • by Sun (104778) <shachar@shemesh.biz> on Monday February 17, 2014 @01:25AM (#46264363) Homepage

    Seriously. These are spy organizations. And here they are - spying. On foreign countries, no less. What were they thinking?

    The Snowden leaks started out with things the public actually needed to know. The NSA spying on Americans is a gross overstep of the organization's charter. Spying on friendly nation's leaders is an embarrassment. This, however, seems to me like them doing their job.

    At first, I thought that labeling Snowden as a spy was an overreaction. The US government trying to silence a whistle blower. However, were I a juror in a trial in which he released just this document, I'd convict.

    Anyone who disagrees is kindly requested to answer two simple questions:
    1. What should the NSA do?
    2. Assuming this is not this, how can a country maintain military intelligence without doing this?

    Shachar

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    by mrcoolbp (928930) on Monday February 17, 2014 @01:55AM (#46264497)
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