Monday, November 29, 2010

Hillary Clinton Ordered Diplomats to Steal UN Officials’ Credit Card Numbers

'National Humint Collection Directive' Also Called for Them to Steal Passwords, DNA

by Jason Ditz, November 28, 2010

"One of the first eye-opening revelations from the massive WikiLeaks diplomatic logs release is the length to which the US State Department is being treated as just another of America’s many spying apparatus.

Among the leaks was something called the “National Humint Collection Directive,” a secret document signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last year. The document orders officials at the State Department to conduct mass surveillance and in some cases outright theft against high ranking UN officials.

Incredibly, beyond the simple collection of secret information about officials including UN chief Ban Ki-moon, the directive also calls for State Department officials to try to steal credit card data from a number of top officials, as well as passwords and personal encryption keys. They also sought to collect DNA samples from UN members......."

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