New revelations about US spying continue to be released “in dribs and drabs,” as President Obama recently complained. Today’s information comes courtesy of Der Spiegel, the Germany weekly magazine.

While political discussion in the US has focused on the National Security Agency’s (NSA)┬ádeviations from its promise to not gather data on Americans, the international press continues to highlight examples of NSA spying that are perfectly legal but may well stoke public outrage in other nations.

The new Der Spiegel report describes NSA programs that were focused on the United Nations and embassies around the world. It’s based, like earlier reveals by The Guardian and The Washington Post, on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.     

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