EU Officials Question Americans About NSA Spying on Global Bank Messenger

By Colby Adams

The European Union is pushing the United States for answers following reports that the National Security Agency siphoned bank messaging data from the bloc, possibly in violation of a July 2010 treaty. In a report that aired Sunday, Brazilian news network Globo disclosed the existence of slides from an NSA training program that listed the Brussels-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, as a target for electronic eavesdropping, as well as the private IT networks of Google and Petrobas, the state-run Brazilian petroleum company. Dated May 2012, the presentation doesn't indicate when the NSA targeted SWIFT data or what...