Snowden: Britain tapped G20 summit delegates email, phones

Britain is saying that they monitored email and phone calls from its own allies at G20 summits for mundane purposes. I’m sure those being surveilled are appreciative it wasn’t done for blackmail or more nefarious purposes. But really, WTF, I guess when a surveillance system is out of control it just has to spy on everyone it can.

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.