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Revealed: Britain's 'secret listening post in the heart of Berlin'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/05/2013

Duncan Campbell

Concerns were raised tonight that Britain operates a top-secret listening post from its Berlin embassy to eavesdrop on the seat of German power.
Documents leaked by the US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show that GCHQ is, together with the US and other key partners, operating a network of electronic spy posts from diplomatic buildings around the world, which intercept data in host nations.
An American intercept “nest” on top of its embassy in Berlin – less than 150 metres from Britain’s own diplomatic mission – is believed to have been shut down last week as the US scrambled to limit the damage from revelations that it listened to mobile phone calls made by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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" Revealed: Britain's 'secret listening post in the heart of Berlin'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 20/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/revealed-britain-s-secret-listening-post-in-the-heart-of-berlin-