Canada Spied on Brazil Energy Ministry
From Yahoo News
Canada spied on communications at Brazil’s Mining and Energy Ministry, according to Canadian intelligence documents revealed late Sunday by Globo television.
Documents leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, purportedly from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, show a detailed outline of the Brazilian ministry’s communications including phone calls, email and Internet traffic.
Earlier disclosures by Snowden that the United States spied on the same ministry, as well as on President Dilma Rousseff and her aides, have strained US-Brazilian ties.
According to Globo, Snowden obtained the documents at a June 2012 meeting of intelligence analysts from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, a group said to be called the “Five Eyes.”
A Canadian software spying program named Olympia “mapped” the ministry’s phone communications and computers with the goal of studying contacts “made with other groups, within and outside of Brazil, aside from PETROBRAS,” Globo said. PETROBRAS is the country’s state-run energy giant.
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