/ 01 June 2021

Eyes on the spies

It’s like something from a juicy Nordic Noir tv-series… Reports say Denmark’s secret service helped America spy on politicians from Germany, France, Norway and Sweden between 2012-14. And not just any politicians, top dudes and dudettes like German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The US National Security Agency (NSA) is said to have accessed text messages and the phone conversations of prominent individuals by tapping into the interwebs with the help of Danish intelligence. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is… In 2013, similar allegations were made by US whistleblower Edward Snowden who alleged the German chancellor’s phone was being tapped by the NSA. On Sunday, Snowden accused US President Joe Biden – who was Veep at the time of the alleged surveillance – of being “deeply involved in this scandal the first time around”. Officials across Europe have asked for answers.

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