Israel Used NSA's Metadata to Pursue Political Agendas

#Privacy

Wed, Sep 24th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the New York Times, the NSA was passing intercepts — both phone conversations and emails — of Arab- and Palestinian-Americans to Israel. Israel would then use that information to build profiles on people in order to coherce them as collaborators.

It appears that Mr. Snowden’s fears were warranted. Last week, 43 veterans of Unit 8200 — many still serving in the reserves — accused the organization of startling abuses. In a letter to their commanders, to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, they charged that Israel used information collected against innocent Palestinians for “political persecution.” In testimonies and interviews given to the media, they specified that data were gathered on Palestinians’ sexual orientations, infidelities, money problems, family medical conditions and other private matters that could be used to coerce Palestinians into becoming collaborators or create divisions in their society.

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