Manila a U.S. 'listening post' to spy on communication networks and phone calls in SEA - report

Rappler.com, 31 Oct 2013
The US embassy in Manila is one of Washington's "listening posts" in Asia, used to spy on communication networks and phone calls in the region, a report published Tuesday, October 29, said.
A top-secret map leaked by fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, published by German news magazine Der Spiegel on Tuesday, listed Manila as one of 90 surveillance facilities at embassies and consulates around the world.
Of the 90, at least 74 – including Manila – were listed as "staffed locations," while at least 14 others are unmanned. Two other facilities serve as technical support centers.
However, there are no such facilities in the US's closest allies Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, the Sydney Morning Herald noted. Full story
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