National Security Agency spies on world leaders, citizens

New articles have been released every day during the past week, claiming that the NSA is spying on everyone from the German Chancellor to millions ordinary people around the world. Use these sources to find out what has been going on and how the U.S. is responding.

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    Obama Reportedly Unaware NSA Spied on 35 World Leaders

    If all the text in the first article is a bit hard to understand, here is an ABC News video that explains fairly clearly what is happening.

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    Report: NSA Monitored Phones of 35 Foreign Leaders

    The German Chancellor and former Mexican President are not the only world leaders being spied on by the U.S. This blog briefly explains how the U.S. is reportedly spying on a total of 35 world leaders.

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    Exclusive: 21 Nations Line Up Behind U.N. Effort to Restrain NSA

    The United Nations is being backed by 21 nations in an effort to restrain NSA surveillance power. In addition to a news article, this link also includes the full text of the UN draft on privacy.

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    NSA, France and spy wars

    If millions of Spanish citizens are not enough, the NSA is also reportedly spying on French citizens. Read more about it in this Los Angeles Times article.

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    White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

    This is a good source to start with to learn the basics of the U.S. spying on the German Chancellor.

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    How the NSA is infiltrating private networks

    This graphic from the Washington Post maps out how the NSA has been secretly tapping into Yahoo and Google's internal networks. 

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    Report: US monitored 60 million calls in Spain

    A few days after it was released that the NSA is spying on the German Chancellor, a newspaper reported that the NSA is also monitoring phone calls of millions of Spanish citizens.

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    Avoiding NSA clutches: India set to launch internal email policy for govt communications

    In response to worldwide NSA spying, India is creating a new email system to help prevent the NSA from spying on the emails of government officials. This article explains the steps India is taking to prevent email monitoring.

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    NSA uproar could spark changes not seen since 1970s

    Here is a blog about the possibility of changes that could be made to the NSA in the wake of the extensive NSA spying. This blog also discusses the possible negative affects extensive changes to the NSA could have on national security.

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    Mexico Demands Investigation Into U.S. Hacking Allegations

    Another world leader the U.S. is reportedly spying on is former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. This blog explain provides more detail about the NSA reading Calderon's emails.

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