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NSA spies on International Payments
- Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "the National Security Agency - NSA - widely monitors international payments"

 

 

 

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  • "banking and credit card transactions"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the information from the American foreign intelligence agency"

 

 

 

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  • "show that the spying is conducted by a branch called "Follow the Money" (FTM)"

 

 

 

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  • "the collected information then flows into the NSA's own financial databank"

 

 

 

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  • "called "Tracfin""

 

 

 

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  • "which in 2011 contained 180 million records"

 

 

 

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  • "some 84 percent of the data is from credit card transactions"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA also targets the transactions"

 

 

 

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  • "of customers of large credit card companies like VISA for surveillance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "NSA analysts at an internal conference that year described in detail"

 

 

 

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  • "how they had apparently successfully searched through the US company's complex transaction network for tapping possibilities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the goal was to "collect, parse and ingest transactional data""

 

 

 

 

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  • "for priority credit card associations"

 

 

 

 

 

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EU Parliament furious about NSA Bank Spying - Spiegel online:
LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "revelations the US is spying on international bank transfers"

 

 

 

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  • "has angered European Parliamentarians"

 

 

 

 

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  • "some are calling for the suspension of the SWIFT deal between the EU and US"

 

 

 

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  • "Washington must make clear where it stands"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA monitors a significant share of international money transfers"

 

 

 

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  • "including bank and credit card transactions"

 

 

 

 

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  • "data from the SWIFT network, headquartered in Brussels"

 

 

 

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  • "also ends up on Tracfin"

 

 

 

 

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  • "SWIFT, which handles international transfers among thousands of banks"

 

 

 

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  • "is identified by the NSA as a "target""

 

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA monitors SWIFT on several different levels"

 

 

 

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  • "the documents note that the NSA has the ability to read "SWIFT printer traffic from numerous banks""

 

 

 

 

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  • European Parliament President Martin Schulz: "European data protection regulations"

 

 

 

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  • "have to be the clear standard in dealings with the Americans"

 

 

 

 

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  • "European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström has also since weighed in, demanding clarity from the US"

 

 

 

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  • "but Social Democrats, Liberals, Greens and leftists in the European Parliament want more"

 

 

 

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  • "they have demanded the suspension"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of the SWIFT deal between the US and the EU"

 

 

 

 

 

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Brazilian Oil Company Petrobras - the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the US National Security Agency has been accused of spying on Brazil's biggest oil company"

 

 

 

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  • "Petrobras"

 

 

 

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  • "Petrobras is the largest company in Brazil and one of the 30 biggest businesses in the world"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Fantástico revealed a top secret NSA file"

 

 

 

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  • "which shows Petrobras is among several targets for the agency's Blackpearl program"

 

 

 

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  • "which extricates data from private networks"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it presented a "network exploitation" document from Britain's GCHQ, which works closely with the NSA"

 

 

 

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  • "that affirms the importance of targetting companies in strategic industries"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "private network traffic is collected from energy companies"

 

 

 

 

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  • "financial organisations and airlines"

 

 

 

 

 

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US spied on Petrobras Oil Firm - Washington Post:
LINK ¤ WASHINGTON POST

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  • Brazil’s President: "an angry Rousseff, after meeting with Obama, told reporters"

 

 

 

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  • "that she didn’t understand"

 

 

 

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  • "how the United States could defend spying on a democratic country"

 

 

 

 

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  • "James Clapper, director of US national intelligence, said in a statement"

 

 

 

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  • "that it is not a secret that the intelligence community collects information"

 

 

 

 

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  • "about economic and financial matters"

 

 

 

 

 

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Zuckerberg on NSA - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Zuckerberg said the government had done a "bad job""

 

 

 

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  • "of balancing people's privacy and its duty to protect"

 

 

 

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  • "frankly I think the government blew it"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the government response was"

 

 

 

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  • "oh don't worry, we're not spying on any Americans"

 

 

 

 

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  • "oh, wonderful: that's really helpful"

 

 

 

 

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  • "I thought that was really bad"

 

 

 

 

 

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NSA Surveillance Review Panel - the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "two attendees of the Monday meeting said the discussion was dominated"

 

 

 

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  • "by the interests of major technology firms"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the session did not address making any substantive changes to the controversial mass collection"

 

 

 

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  • "there was minimal technical discussion of surveillance mechanisms despite the presence of technology companies"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Meinrath took the representatives to be lawyers"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "not technologists"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WIRE TRANSFER - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ WIRE TRANSFER

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  • "wire transfer or credit transfer is a method of electronic funds transfer from one person or institution (entity) to another"

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NSA späht internationalen Zahlungsverkehr aus - Spiegel online
: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "der US-Geheimdienst NSA interessiert sich für den weltweiten Zahlungsverkehr"

 

 

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  • "unter anderem von Visa"

 

 

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  • "der Militärgeheimdienst NSA überwacht weite Teile des internationalen Zahlungsverkehrs"

 

 

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  • "sowie Banken und Kreditkartentransaktionen"

 

 

 

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  • "ein NSA-Zweig namens "Follow the Money" ist für das Ausspähen von Finanzdaten zuständig"

 

 

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  • "die dort gewonnenen Informationen fließen in eine NSA-eigene Finanzdatenbank namens "Tracfin""

 

 

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  • "2011 enthielt sie 180 Millionen Datensätze"

 

 

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  • "beim Gros der Daten, 84 Prozent, handelte es sich um Kreditkartendaten"

 

 

 

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  • "wie aus weiteren NSA-Dokumenten hervorgeht, nimmt der Geheimdienst dafür auch"

 

 

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  • "die Zahlungsabwicklung großer Kreditkartenfirmen wie Visa ins Visier"

 

 

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  • "so beschrieben NSA-Analysten auf einer internen Konferenz im Jahr 2010 ausführlich und detailliert"

 

 

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  • "wie sie im komplexen Netz, über das der US-Konzern seine Transaktionen abwickelt"

 

 

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  • "nach möglichen Anzapfpunkten forschten - angeblich erfolgreich"

 

 

 

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Europa sagt Amerikas Datenklau den Kampf an - Spiegel online:
LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "neue Enthüllungen über NSA-Schnüffeleien in europäischen Bankdaten schockieren EU-Vertreter"

 

 

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  • "in der NSA-Datenbank Tracfin landen Daten der in Brüssel beheimateten Genossenschaft Swift"

 

 

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  • "über die Tausende Banken ihren internationalen Zahlungsverkehr abwickeln"

 

 

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  • "und die von der NSA als "Ziel" definiert wird"

 

 

 

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  • "wie aus neuen Dokumenten hervorgeht, zapft die NSA das Swift-Netzwerk gleich auf mehreren Ebenen an"

 

 

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  • "einer der Zugangswege zu den Swift-Informationen besteht den Dokumenten zufolge darin"

 

 

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  • "den "Swift-Druckerverkehr zahlreicher Banken" auszulesen"

 

 

 

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  • "die Reaktionen sind auch so heftig, weil die EU-Parlamentarier bei den Verhandlungen zum Swift-Abkommen einst ihre Macht bewiesen"

 

 

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  • "sie lehnten die Vereinbarung Anfang 2010 zunächst ab"

 

 

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  • "bevor sie auf massiven Druck Washingtons doch zustande kam, jedoch nur unter strengen Datenschutzauflagen"

 

 

 

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  • "EU-Innenkommissarin Cecilia Malmström hat nach langem Schweigen zwar mittlerweile eine Stellungnahme vom US-Innenministerium verlangt"

 

 

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  • "Vertretern von Sozialdemokraten, Liberalen, Grünen und Linken im Europaparlament reicht das jedoch nicht"

 

 

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  • "sie fordern zumindest eine Aussetzung des Vertrags zwischen EU und USA"

 

 

 

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EU-Kommissarin droht US-Firmen mit harten Strafen - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "EU-Kommissarin Viviane Reding hat amerikanischen Firmen"

 

 

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  • "drastische Strafen angedroht, wenn sie sich nicht an das EU-Datenschutzrecht halten"

 

 

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  • "sollte die neue Datenschutzverordnung umgesetzt werden, müssten sich Firmen aus Drittstaaten an das Verbot halten"

 

 

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  • "heimlich Daten europäischer Bürger an Geheimdienste wie die NSA zu übergeben"

 

 

 

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Facebook-Chef über NSA-Spionage - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "ungewöhnlich kritisch hat sich Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg in einem Interview"

 

 

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  • "über die Internetspionage des US-Geheimdienstes NSA geäußert:"

 

 

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  • "ich denke, die Regierung hat es vergeigt"

 

 

 

 

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  • "als Regierungsvertreter erklärten, man spioniere ja keine Amerikaner aus"

 

 

 

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  • "ist das für ein weltweit tätiges Unternehmen wie Facebook nicht gerade hilfreich gewesen"

 

 

 

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  • "das war echt übel"

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Internetfirmen fürchten einen Vertrauensverlust bei den Nutzern und damit letztlich geschäftliche Einbußen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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