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9 Jul, 2013

Hitting the reset: NSA spying targeted BRICS — RT News

Members of BRICS featured high on the list of countries singled out for special consideration by the National Security Agency’s intensive Prism program, which collected data on billions of telephone and internet records globally.

An article published at the weekend in Brazil’s O Globo newspaper makes the observation that “Brazil…appears to stand out on maps of the U.S. agency as a priority target for telephony and data traffic, alongside nations such as China, Russia…”

Brazil, Russia and China are three prominent members of the international association, which goes by the acronym BRICS, which also includes India and South Africa.

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