Thursday, May 11, 2006

The phone tapping world tour

With today's unsurprising revelation that the scope of US National Security Agency snooping on domestic phone calls is much larger than previously admitted, it might be time for the US media to more energetically pursue a somewhat similar scandal in Greece, concerning the tapping of mobile phones of top Greek government officials during the Athens Olympics. It is widely believed in Greece that the tapping was done by mobile phone companies at the behest of US intelligence services.

UPDATE: Note that Bush's non-denial denial of the domestic snooping by NSA imposes no constraints whatsoever on what his government might press phone companies to do on their behalf in other countries.

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