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NSA monitors calls of world leaders

Senior officials in the US government provided the NSA with contact phone numbers of foreign political and military leaders, which were monitored for foreign intelligence information. The US government informants were dubbed “rolodexes”, and an internal NSA memo reveals that one official handed over 200 contact numbers, which included those of 35 world leaders. Although those contacts did not ultimately provide much “reportable intelligence”, the memo indicates that they provided leads to several other numbers to monitor.

Read more at the Guardian: NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts