US spy game puts friendships on the line

IT'S not a secret that when it comes to intelligence gathering by governments, everybody spies on everybody, including friends on friends. From that perspective, the latest revelations of US spying on leaders in Germany, Brazil and Mexico, shouldn't have come as a huge surprise. The outrage that was seen in Europe and Latin America and now in Asia is only partly about the revelations that friends are spying on friends, but more about the scope and the scale of this kind of operations being conducted...

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