United States Spied on Law Firm Representing IndonesiaAdded: Friday, February 28th, 2014
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The obvious obsession of the United States with spying on everybody seems to extend to law companies that had the misfortune of representing someone the American government didn’t like. Another document obtained by Edward Snowden revealed that a law firm was monitored while representing Indonesia in trade disputes with the US.
Indonesia hired the law firm for trade talks, while the Australian Signals Directorate was monitoring them. The Australian agency notified the US National Security Agency about its surveillance of the talks, which included communications between Indonesian officials and the American law firm. The Aussie also offered to share the information, while warning that “data covered by attorney-client privilege may be included” in the intelligence gathering.
The leak doesn’t reveal the name of that law firm, but it is known that Mayer Brown, a Chicago-based company with a global practice, was responsible with advising the Indonesian government on trade at the moment.
Media reports quoted Mayer Brown lawyer Duane Layton, known to be involved in the trade talks. He said he didn’t have any evidence that he or his company had been spied after by Australian or American intelligence agencies.
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Friday, February 28th, 2014
|What is is!?!?!?|
|United Spies Association on the news again. Nothing new.|
|I don't get what the BFD is about spying. Countries have been doing it on other countries for decades. Long before internet and wireless. Why the big uproar now? Are you hiding something?|
|Actually, I take that back, it hasn't been going on for decades. It's been going on for centuries.|
|posted by (2014-02-28 22:08:16)|
|Who isn't spying? Like he posted above, we all have been spying on each other from the beginning.|
|The BFD is that now the targets are allies and the public. The BFD is that this is what you do to enemies. The BFD is that if the public at large or allied nations are being spied on, this consititutes a cold WAR being levied on thhose nations and the people. The BFD is that levying war on one's own people is known as treason. The BFD is that the highest US law allows anyone participating or advocating such activity to be impeached, charged with treason, andjailed or even put to death upon conviction.|
|posted by (2014-03-01 02:46:53)|
|We've always spied on every country, including allies, just as they've always spied on us. Hell, if the Soviet Union had spied better on their early-WWII ally, Germany, they'd've been ready for Barbarossa. The U.S. spies on the U.K., the Brits spy on us and it's always gone on, is well known in intelligence circles, and will NEVER change. And governments "spying" on their citizens is nothing new under the sun, either. Even in the U.S., where we don't have to be afraid of waking-up to a new government because there was a coup overnight, government spying on citizens has always gone on. Everyone cries so much about this "unprecedented violation of our rights" as if the House Committee on Un-American Activities had never happened. Yes, they spy. Yes, it sucks. Yes, it's far easier in many ways now than it ever was before due to technology. It will ONLY GET WORSE. If you can't live with it, well, you do have one way out.....|
|posted by (2014-03-01 23:05:11)|
|if couldn't spy for win in court..was strategy! just if words like would the matrix movie said future too..not for all.. little líes can improve it! dreaming if I talk like fake good movie.|
|posted by (2014-03-03 20:47:26)|
|Am I tripping or did Tdatb just suggest that if you don't like your government surveiling you - which in the case of the NSA and America, is explicitly prohibited by their mandate, against multiple US state and federal laws and in violation of the US Constitution - that you should kill yourself.|
Yeah, no thanks, I think I'll oppose illegal surveillance and "have a problem with it", even if it's just one more voice doing so, instead of being someone who bends over and says "Duh, of course they are, so you shouldn't be mad, just accept it, be jaded like me, and enjoy the shafting. *grunt*"
Not sure where the nobility in that is.
|you only spy on enemies?? who is being naive?? England has spied on the U.S and vice versa forever and we are staunch allies, it is in a nations interest to know what is going on internally in other nations, I do not agree that spying is the way to find out but it has been and will always be done as long as we do not trust one another, so in other words forever.|
|The more that the world learns about NWO NSA spying, the more uglier it will get. Presently the leaked intel has been very restrained because of the liabilities to the various involved and disseminating parties. Eventually high powered names will be revealed with more details. What we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. This is what they really fear. To be identified from under their dark rocks and to face the light of the new day.||
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