Petrobras NSA Spying Accusations Claimed By Edward Snowden

Petrobras NSA spying accusations claim the US government has been tapping into companies like Google and the Brazilian Oil firm Petroleo Brasiliero.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Petrobras oil wells revealed the existence of a vast underground Amazon river.

Petrobras documents leaked by Edward Snowden pertaining to the NSA tapping operation were aired by Globo, Brazils largest TV network. The news report on Globo showed slides from an NSA presentation dated for May 2012 that showed new NSA agents how to breach computer network security.

Further Edward Snowden claims Obama administration allegedly spied on Petrobras. The Petrobras NSA spying program focused on the oil giant’s computer network and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a European money transfer company. The Petrobras documents do not reveal the reason for the NSA spying.


James R. Clapper Jr., the director of U.S. national intelligence, says the Petrobras NSA spying program was limited to “economic and financial matters,” including terrorist financing. Clapper says, “What we do not do, as we have said many times, is use our foreign intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies on behalf of – or give intelligence we collect to – U.S. companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase their bottom line.”

But reporter Glenn Greenwald claims the leaked Petrobras NSA documents contain “much more information on spying on innocents, against people who have nothing to do with terrorism, or on industrial issues, which need to be made public.”

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