New allegations: The NSA spied on #COP15 climate conference in 2009
Ashie S Hirji stashed this in United Nations
A-leaked document from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirms Denmark's formal agreement to work with the US surveillance agency NSA.
The US surveillance agency NSA actively spied on other nations during the COP15 climate conference in late 2009, according to documents that Information newspaper obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The new documents revealed that the NSA was spying on a number of key countries at COP15 in the Bella Centre so that US officials would be as well-informed as possible during negotiations.
“Analysts here at NSA, as well as our second party partners, will continue to provide policymakers with unique, timely, and valuable insights into key countries' preparations and goals for the conference, as well as the deliberations within countries on climate change policies and negotiation strategies,” the document said.
Snowden revelations of NSA spying on Copenhagen climate talks spark anger Developing countries have reacted angrily to revelations that the United States spied on other governments at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009 according to the Guardian.
In an interview last year Glenn Greenwald the former Guardian journalist who released the NSA data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, said that more revelations about Denmark and the US intelligence agency NSA would be coming out.
A tipping point I suppose and believe as to what transpired at the Climate Change COP#15 2009 summit conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, when it comes to digital privacy...... I guess something United Nations has not adopted best practice standards? nor digital rights for the end point which becomes in my view point a human rights issue.
The document, with portions marked "top secret," indicates that the NSA was monitoring the communications of other countries ahead of the conference, and intended to continue doing so throughout the meeting. Posted on an internal NSA website on Dec. 7, 2009, the first day of the Copenhagen summit, it states that "analysts here at NSA, as well as our Second Party partners, will continue to provide policymakers with unique, timely, and valuable insights into key countries' preparations and goals for the conference, as well as the deliberations within countries on climate change policies and negotiation strategies." keep reading more on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/29/snowden-nsa-surveillance-_n_4681362.html