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The NSA is capturing nearly every phone call in Afghanistan, WikiLeaks claims

23
May
2014

The US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks. That report, made by The Intercept, declined to disclose the name of a second country where — like the Bahamas — recordings of nearly all domestic and international phone calls were being captured as of 2013, saying that it had chosen to withhold it in response to specific, credible concerns that doing so could lead to increased violence. An ongoing crime of mass espionage is being committed.WikiLeaks now says that its learned the second country is Afghanistan, and it is essentially choosing to disclose it because it believes the governments claims that disclosure may lead to a rise in violence is a bluff. WikiLeaks says the government has given similar reasoning in the past, and that it has seen no such ill effects in the aftermath of a disclosure.

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