360° Coverage : US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands: Minister

6 Updates
US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands: Minister
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands: Minister

Oct 31 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

The Hague, Oct 31 (IANS) Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands.

The Hague, Oct 31 — Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

43 weeks ago

US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands: Minister

Oct 31 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

The Hague, Oct 31 (IANS) Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands.

The Hague, Oct 31 — Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands.

After negative reactions from Spain, Germany and France, the Netherlands had so far kept apathetic on reports of spying activities of the NSA in Europe.

However, Plasterk Wednesday night confirmed that the reports of 1.8 million intercepted phone calls and mails by the NSA in December last year are probably true, Xinhua reported.

"I got a confirmation two hours ago in which NSA states that the reports of millions of monitored calls and mails are true," Plasterk said in TV programme, Nieuwsuur. "However, they say it only concerns metadata, like who called who."

Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported earlier this week that the Dutch Intelligence Agency (AIVD) had supplied information to the NSA. Plasterk reacted by saying they cooperate with the NSA, but the 1.8 million intercepted telephone calls have not been delivered by the AIVD.

"It is not acceptable that an ally fails to abide (by) Dutch law," Plasterk added.

"Together we fight terrorism, so it cannot be the case that at the same time they monitor our calls. If they want us to monitor calls, they can request that, like they do as well."

Plasterk also asked the NSA if important Dutch political figures, like Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, were also tapped.

"The Netherlands is not a target was their reaction," said Plasterk.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
6

3 days ago

Your movements 'tracked globally by cell'

Aug 24 2014 10:08pm CDT | Source: WND

(WASHINGTONPOST) — Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their customers to deliver calls and other services to them. Surveillance systems are secretly collecting these records to ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks ago

Analyst: Germany Secretly Planning to Join BRICS

Jul 24 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: Infowars

NSA surveillance controversy centered on U.S. fear that Europe's economic powerhouse will d ...
Source: Infowars   Full article at: Infowars
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

GCHQ furor, Snowden keep NSA in the media spotlight

Jul 22 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: Infowars

NSA will continue to stay in the news for a long time to c ...
Source: Infowars   Full article at: Infowars
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Verizon Offers Free Gifts to Customers Who Consent to Surveillance

Jul 21 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Infowars

Wireless company in middle of NSA scandal offers gift cards for your web surfing and loc ...
Source: Infowars   Full article at: Infowars
 

 
Update
2

1 year ago

New NSA Fallout: Did We Just Get Caught Spying on UN, European Union?

Jun 30 2013 11:14am CDT | Source: Technorati Politics

Could this leaked information prove even more damaging to the U.S. government than Assange ...
Source: Technorati Politics   Full article at: Technorati Politics
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Obama says mulling options against Islamic State
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
 
 
Over 50,000 remain in shelters in Gaza
United Nations, Aug 29 (IANS) At least 54,000 people still remained in 78 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) shelters in Gaza Strip, a UN official said.
 
 
IS kills 160 Syrian soldiers in Syria: activists
Damascus, Aug 29 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants killed more than 160 Syrian soldiers captured by them in Syria's northern province of al-Raqqa, activists said.
 
 
EU to discuss further sanctions against Russia: Merkel
Berlin, Aug 29 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday that the European Union will discuss further sanctions against Russia on its special summit in Brussels Saturday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Obama says mulling options against Islamic State
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria. At a press...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Miley Cyrus invites Jesse Held to live with her
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus is currently living with her homeless friend Jesse Held, whom she recently took to the MTV Video Music Awards. The "Wrecking Ball" singer shocked onlookers at the music...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Over 50,000 remain in shelters in Gaza
United Nations, Aug 29 (IANS) At least 54,000 people still remained in 78 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) shelters in Gaza Strip, a UN official said. Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesman, said at a daily...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jon Voight not invited to Angelina Jolie's wedding?
Jon Voight reportedly wasn't invited to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding last weekend. The 75-year-old actor allegedly wasn't aware that his daughter, whom he was estranged from for several years but reconciled...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband charged with DUI
Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Nick Gordon, 25, was arrested this morning (08.28.14) for allegedly drink-driving, failure to maintain a lane and driving with a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Christina Aguilera to lose 40lbs in 4 months?
Christina Aguilera wants to lose 40lbs in four months. The 33-year-old singer only gave birth to her daughter Summer Rain two weeks ago but she's reportedly already thinking about getting her pre-baby figure back. A...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Blake Lively attacked by swarm of bees
Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees last weekend. The 27-year-old actress was left ''swollen'' and ''shaken'' after she was stung by a group of the flying insects while shooting new content for her blog on...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Alexa Chung may get a face lift?
Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Model Alexa Chung is worried about her wrinkled skin and says she has considered having a face lift in the future. The 30-year-old, who will turn 31 in November, says she worries about her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
IS kills 160 Syrian soldiers in Syria: activists
Damascus, Aug 29 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants killed more than 160 Syrian soldiers captured by them in Syria's northern province of al-Raqqa, activists said. The militants captured the Syrian soldiers while...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
EU to discuss further sanctions against Russia: Merkel
Berlin, Aug 29 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday that the European Union will discuss further sanctions against Russia on its special summit in Brussels Saturday. "We want diplomatic solutions...
Read more on Politics Balla