TOKYO, November 1 (Itar-Tass) - The U.S. intelligence is collecting the information in Japan and Germany, despite the fact that these countries are among the closest U.S. allies. The bugging equipment is installed at the military bases and the U.S. embassies in these countries, a representative of the U.S. Administration told the Japanese TV channel NHK on Friday.
He confirmed that the U.S. security services together with partners from Canada, Britain and New Zealand have formed the secret community named Five Eyes. The community is based on the exchange of classified information and the obligation not to spy against each other.
The Five Eyes members are particularly collecting the information about 250 million Internet accounts in such popular services as Gmail, Yahoo!, Facebook and Hotmail and pass it to the U.S. National Security Agency, newspaper The Washington Post reported. This operation is being conducted against the Internet users throughout the world.