Don't Compare The Brazilian Spying Case To The NSA's Mass Surveillance Efforts

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http://techcrunch.com – Earlier today a Brazilian newspaper broke the story that ABIN, the top intelligence agency in that country, has employed low-tech spying techniques on foreign diplomats. This is sticky for the country as it has been intensely critical of the NSA and its practices of mass surveillance the world around. If the NSA is spying, and ABIN is spying, do we come to a wash, all walking away simply saying that everyone spies, so calm down? Not in the least. Let's review a few facts. Governments spy. They even joke about how they all do it. This is the normal state of affairs, as it has always been the st (IT news)