UK spy agency GCHQ also worked with several European nations for spying on Internet traffic. NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden in some documents that were leaked recently showed that Britain, Sweden, France, Germany and Spain were the European countries that were responsible for tapping confidential stuff on the Internet.
Seems there is more to it than just the United States. Other countries bear as much if not more responsibility for the heinous act of spying. Britain is an obvious example. But when names such as France, Spain, Germany and Sweden come up it is cause for sadness indeed.
The GCHQ of the UK had links with foreign government agencies. In its bid to eavesdrop on the private conversations of those who owned electronic stuff it simply went too far. The UK’s Tempora drive had used the fiber optics to piggyback ride all the way into the hidden life of Net users. The fact that the other normally more free European nations did likewise comes as somewhat of a shock.
Therefore, the NSA may be head honcho when it comes to spying. But it is not the only agency in the world that bears the brunt of the burden. Many others are equal partners in crime. At least, that was what Edward Snowden revealed in a recent leakage of top secret documents. The man has virtually gotten the governments of the world by the scruff of their necks.
Germany especially was flabbergasted when it became common knowledge that Merkel’s phone conversations were being tapped too. It seems no one is free from blame in today’s world. It’s literally a case of who will cast the first stone.