#NSAfiles — The Israeli connection

My new opinion/analysis piece on the Israeli connection to the revelations about the NSA’s massive internet spying program:

Because these are only rough indicators we are into uncertain territory here, but if Israel has access to PRISM, one would expect a lot more interceptions of Syrian and Palestinian internet traffic.

One possibility is that Israel runs its own version of PRISM, built using very similar technology from companies such as Verint and Narus, presumably snooping mostly on Palestinian, Iranian, Syrian and Lebanese traffic. But if it does have such a system, it is likely to be spying all over the world.

Read the whole thing over at the Middle East Monitor, who will be publishing me more often.

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