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Petrobras target of US National Security Agency spying

The US National Security Agency spied on Brazil's state oil company, as well as a number of other high-profile corporate targets

The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, as well as a number of other high-profile corporate targets, Brazilian news outlet Globo reported, citing materials leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. No details were released on what sort of information the NSA might have been targeting at Petrobras. The US government, though, has taken a keen interest in the rise of Brazil's oil industry over the past decade after a series of major offshore pre-salt discoveries. Energy was a hot topic when Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff visited the US in April last year. "The United States is not only a potential large customer to Brazil, but we think th

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