Shocker: NSA surveills high profile people in business and politics
The spy agency taped 70.3 million phone calls in France over a 30-day period between December 10 and January 8 this year, Le Monde reported in its online version, citing documents from Snowden.
According to the paper, the NSA automatically picked up communications from certain phone numbers in France and recorded text messages under a programme code-named "US-985D."
Le Monde said the documents gave grounds to believe that the NSA targeted not only people suspected of being involved in terrorism but also high-profile individuals from the world of business or politics.
But I don't understand. What possible incentive could they have for doing that?
*** cough *** Strauss-Kahn *** cough *** Petraeus **** and so forth.
NOTE Oddly, or not, however, no FIRE sector CEOs. Or not?