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 December 11, 2013  Posted by  Surveillance

Sweden cooperated with the United States in operations to hack into computers and carry out internet surveillance on Swedes, according to documents leaked by NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents, reviewed by Svergies Television (SVT) investigative news programme Uppdrag Granskning, show that Sweden’s signals intelligence agency, the National Defence Radio Establishment (Svenska Försvarets radioanstalt – FRA) worked with the US National Security Agency (NSA) in its efforts to gain unauthorized access to computers.

An internal NSA memo from a planned meeting between Swedish and US spy chiefs in April 2013 explains that the Swedes wanted to be updated on operation “Winterlight (Quantum Project)”.

Read more on The Local (SE)

Update: the Snowden files referred to in this news report are now available here.

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