October 31, 2013
Tap on Merkel Provides Peek at Vast Spy Net
Mazzetti & Sanger, New York Times
The Associated Press
The N.S.A., in a practice that dates back to the depths of the Cold War and that has never ended, was recording her conversations and those of a range of leaders in Germany and elsewhere, storing them in databases that could be searched later, if the need arose. It is unclear how often they searched the databases for her conversations, if at all.
TAGGED: United States, NSA, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel