•?Setting up internet cafes where they used an email interception programme and key-logging software to spy on delegates\’ use of computers;
•?Penetrating the security on delegates\’ BlackBerrys to monitor their email messages and phone calls;
•?Supplying 45 analysts with a live round-the-clock summary of who was phoning who at the summit;
•?Targeting the Turkish finance minister and possibly 15 others in his party;
•?Receiving reports from an NSA attempt to eavesdrop on the Russian leader, Dmitry Medvedev, as his phone calls passed through satellite links to Moscow.
Everyone involved knew that people were trying to spy on them. Indeed, everyone involved was trying to spy on each other. This is just what spies do.
Anyone seriously think that the Russians don\’t try to spy on us in Moscow? Seriously?
The difference that needs to be observe is between these spies spying on Johnny Foreigner and their spying on us, the citizens of the nation that hires them. The first is normal, the second an anathema.