Wikileaks presses US spying arm to reveal data

Wikileaks presses US spying arm to reveal data
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Wikileaks presses US spying arm to reveal data. WikiLeaks has pledged to reveal the name of a second country that is having virtually all of its mobile phone calls recorded by the US National Security Agency, despite a warning that leaking the information could “lead to deaths”.

Washington: WikiLeaks has pledged to reveal the name of a second country that is having virtually all of its mobile phone calls recorded by the US National Security Agency, despite a warning that leaking the information could “lead to deaths”.

The pledge came after The Intercept revealed that the Bahamas and one other country were having most of their mobile calls recorded and stored by a powerful NSA program called SOMALGET.

While the Bahamas was named, the identity of the mystery second country was kept hidden.

Mr Greenwald, who first broke the Edward Snowden story to the world, had said on Twitter the decision not to reveal the name was made because “we were *very convinced this 1 would --> [lead to] deaths”.

On Tuesday morning WikiLeaks posted a tweet that stated: “@GGreen-wald @johnjcook We will reveal the name of the censored country whose population is being mass recorded in 72 hours.”

The Washington Post had earlier reported that only a few calls are actually snooped.

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