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The Foreigner Norway media and military differ over Snowden NSA documents. New documents allegedly show the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) monitored over 33 million Norwegian calls in the span of 30 days, according to Dagbladet. Norway’s military disagrees this is correct. The information, which supposedly comes forth in the ‘Norway – Last 30 Days’ list, shows 33,186,042 calls’ metadata was monitored. Part of the ‘Boundless Information’ programme, it was compiled from 10 December 2012 to 08 January 2013, reports the paper about the Edward Snowden-linked documents they say they have.

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Norway media and military differ over Snowden NSA documents

Published on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013 at 11:47 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 12th January 2015 at 20:08.

New documents allegedly show the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) monitored over 33 million Norwegian calls in the span of 30 days, according to Dagbladet. Norway’s military disagrees this is correct.



The information, which supposedly comes forth in the ‘Norway – Last 30 Days’ list, shows 33,186,042 calls’ metadata was monitored.

Part of the ‘Boundless Information’ programme, it was compiled from 10 December 2012 to 08 January 2013, reports the paper about the Edward Snowden-linked documents they say they have.

Metadata gives the mobile subscriber’s IMEI code (serial number), number, location, the number dialed, and length of call.

Liberal Party (V) leader Trine Skei Grande responded to the latest in the Edward Snowden-originated surveillance scandal.

She stated that Conservative (H) Prime Minister Erna Solberg must demand a clarification and an apology from the US government.

“This is surveillance conducted on regular Norwegian citizens. We must ascertain this with the Americans,” she told  

Ms Grande also stated that the recent disclosure shows a need for Norway to review how they could protect themselves against further actions of this kind.

“I hope that this revelation means that we should start a new debate regarding the Data Retention Directive,” said Ms. Skei Grande.

The EU created the DRD in 2006 as a result of the terrorist attack against the USA in 2001.

Norway adopted the directive in 2011.

Trine Skei Grande and her Party are one of three who have vowed to continue fighting for its revocation. 

Head of Norwegian military intelligence Lieutenant-General Kjell Grandhagen tells NRK that Dagbladet’s information is incorrect. Dagbladet informs the state broadcaster they are double-checking facts. 

"The 33 million calls were obtained by us in connection with our international operations,” he says. “This charting is done to identify terrorism and support the military’s international operations.”

Last year, then Police Security Service (PST) director Janne Kristiansen resigned after revealing detail's of Norwegian intelligence operatives abroad.

America has agreed to fund maintaining Norway’s Globus II radar in Finnmark County’s Vardø going with some USD 50 million. Both the US Air Force (USAF) and the Norwegian army’s intelligence service operate the facility.

The military's Lt. Gen. Grandhagen has said the scope of Norway's electronic surveillance monitoring is expanding.




Published on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013 at 11:47 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 12th January 2015 at 20:08.

This post has the following tags: edwardsnowden, prism.


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