Wonder if they bothered with JK’s

Seems world leaders have had their phones monitored by US spies.

I wonder if they bothered with John Key’s? Or maybe he wasn’t important enough.

They probably monitored McCully’s and Groser’s when they want to listen into phone sex or Gerry’s if they wanted to know how a huge fat bloke can get women to remove their underwear.

Hours after Angela Merkel confronted President Barack Obama over allegations that her personal mobile had been tapped, new documents showed that US surveillance extended to dozens of other heads of government.

The National Security Agency (NSA) encouraged other US government departments to share their “rolodexes” of foreign contacts which were then targeted.  

“Such ‘rolodexes’ may contain contact information for foreign political or military leaders, to include direct line, fax, residence and cellular numbers,” according to one document given to The Guardian by Edward Snowden, the fugitive leaker.

The White House told The Telegraph the US had never monitored David Cameron’s communications but would not give the same assurance about other leaders.

“We are not going to comment publicly on every specific alleged intelligence activity,” said Caitlin Hayden, a White House spokeswoman.

The leaked memo described how one US official gave the NSA “200 phone numbers to 35 world leaders” which were then immediately handed over for snooping.

The 2006 document admits that many of the numbers were publicly available and they yielded “little reportable intelligence” but said they were useful for harvesting other foreign numbers.

Of course everyone ignores that China and Russia are doing it too.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.