Australian spies in global deal to tap undersea cables

By Philip Dorling
Updated August 29 2013 - 8:23am, first published August 28 2013 - 5:00pm
The unseen paths of the world's information.

The nation's electronic espionage agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, is in a partnership with British, American and Singaporean intelligence agencies to tap undersea fibre optic telecommunications cables that link Asia, the Middle East and Europe and carry much of Australia's international phone and internet traffic.

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