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Friday, 25 Oct 2013 01:20 PM
The alleged U.S. spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone may have been run out of its Berlin embassy, less than a mile from the chancellery, media reported Friday.
The surveillance was allegedly conducted by a listening post of the Special Collection Service, run jointly by the National Security Agency and the CIA, said the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
The eavesdropping program “works worldwide in American embassies and consulates, mostly in secret,” it said, citing documents provided by fugitive former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.