Edward Snowden Reveals That Fake Internet Cafes Were Used To Monitor Emails At London G20 Summits


The Guardian has more revelations from top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden, including, Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency runs its own internet cafes in the vicinity of geopolitical conferences:

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.

The evidence is contained in documents – classified as top secret – which were uncovered by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and seen by the Guardian.

The revelation comes as Britain prepares to host another summit on Monday – for the G8 nations, all of whom attended the 2009 meetings which were the object of the systematic spying. It is likely to lead to some tension among visiting delegates who will want the prime minister to explain whether they were targets in 2009 and whether the exercise is to be repeated this week.

The documents suggest that the operation was sanctioned in principle at a senior level in the government, and that the intelligence was passed to British ministers.

4 Comments on "Edward Snowden Reveals That Fake Internet Cafes Were Used To Monitor Emails At London G20 Summits"

  1. As they were setting up fake internet cafe’s they were obviously keeping everyone’s details, including full key logging, that used those cafe’s not just the delegates.
    Totally out of control. Basically privacy invasive perverts getting a sexual rush by the ability to invade the privacy of many people’s lives and claiming national security as the motive, when in reality the true motive was fulfilling their own perversions.

  2. Daniel Gill | Jun 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm |

    I would rather have spying than no spying. The truth is not a crime

  3. BuzzCoastin | Jun 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm |

    Meet the black Spy and the white Spy — the two MADest spies in the whole world. Their antics are almost as funny as the NSA’s…When it comes to intrigue, these guys make it way outtrigue. They are the only two spies we know who haven’t the sense to come in out of the cold. But they have a ball – mainly trying to outwit each other

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