This week, we learned that the NSA had hacked the election systems of several U.K. and U.A.E. countries, including those used to vote in last month’s British referendum.
The spy agency was also able to hack into the voting machines of some U.N. election monitors, according to a report from the Intercept.
The U. S. intelligence community is also believed to have hacked the systems of Germany, Sweden, France, and Italy, which are also used by the U to vote on foreign policy issues.
In addition, the Intercept says the NSA has also been able to monitor a U. N. school and an American military facility.
The agency’s hacking of the elections is being viewed as an attack on democracy itself.
What does this mean?
According to The Intercept’s report, the NSA is trying to use “a combination of sophisticated hacking tools and computer programs to alter and manipulate vote tallies and to influence public opinion on a wide variety of issues in the U