USA instructs spying on key UN officials

USA instructs spying on key UN officials

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
social networks

The source of this Weak Signal: 
WikiLeaks (as reported by BBC) See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11858990

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
As reported by Wikileaks in BBC, a cable to US diplomats issued under US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's name tells them to collect "biographic and biometric" information - including iris scans, DNA samples and fingerprints - of key officials at the UN. The diplomats are also ordered to find credit card details, e-mail addresses and passwords and encryption keys used for computer networks and in official communications. The officials covered include "undersecretaries, heads of specialised agencies and their chief advisers, top SYG [secretary general] aides, heads of peace operations and political field missions, including force commanders". At least nine similar directives covering various countries are included in the Wikileaks release, both under the name of Mrs Clinton and her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice.