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... Tier two nations are those the NSA choose to work with on specific projects, but are also nations that the NSA heavily spies on. These include mostly European and Asian nations, including influential nations such as Germany and Japan (Greenwald 2014, 123). Tier three nations are the remaining nations that the NSA chose not to cooperate with and are routinely spied upon. However, these nations still have friendly or neutral relationships with the US, such as Brazil and South Africa (Greenwald 2014, 123). The security agencies of these nations have all assembled a web of interoperability that span the entire globe. The incredible scope and global reach of this cooperation also includes having partnerships with over eighty major influential global corporations (Greenwald 2014). This collecting of information takes away the right to privately hold innocuous information.
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