Dutch metadata possible use in drone killings’

Mar

8

2014

Metadata collected by the Dutch intelligence DISS may have been used by the NSA to determine. Targets of drone attacks That says NRC. It involves metadata of satellite in the Frisian Burum is intercepted.

It is not certain whether the metadata collected by the Netherlands actually used in drone attacks, but the Ministry of Defence can not exclude, says NRC. Netherlands share the information voluntarily with the NSA, but intelligence does not tell each other what they do with shared data. DISS would share structural metadata about satellite communications, including telephone calls, faxes and text messages, the NSA since 2006.

What is certain is that the NSA in determining targets of drone attacks relies heavily on metadata, and that the NSA in Somalia was highly dependent on metadata collected by the Netherlands. The NSA itself would no longer have access to Somali satellite, but with the help of a Dutch warship managed that yet. To this end equipment to the NSA on the ship, the HMS Rotterdam, was placed.

In Somalia, according to British journalists since 2011 between five and eight drone attacks carried out in which victims would have fallen. Between 10 and 24 In drone attacks many innocent victims. Would thanks to the metadata of the passengers on a Pakistani freighter rescued simultaneously writes NRC in a second story.

In October reported that the NSA Tweakers in a month’s time, the metadata of 1.8 million calls intercepted in the Netherlands. In reality turned out to be by satellite Netherlands was shared. Himself with the NSA According to NRC’s share metadata with the NSA continues.

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