October 28, 2013 5:55 am -

smartphone-spying-privacy.jc.topDuring one month of 2012, millions of calls in Spain were spied upon by America’s National Security Agency.

The daily El Mundo (“The World”) cites information provided by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that showed that the NSA collected bulk data on 60 million phone calls placed in Spain in December 2012.

The revelation follows a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel (“The Mirror”) that the United States may have bugged Angela Merkel’s telephone for more than a decade — along with communication devices in some 80 locations around the world, from Paris to Prague.