The China Academy of Cyber Space has released a report detailing the United States’ global spying record over the years. The report says the U.S. takes advantage of its political, economic, military and technological dominance to spy without restraint on other countries.
The academy says American spying operations collect data daily on nearly five billion phone calls around the world and even monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone for more than 10 years.
The agency also says the U.S. intercepted the data of hundreds of millions of Internet users by tying into the main fiber optic connections between Yahoo’s and Google’s overseas data centers.
The U.S. also reportedly monitored mobile apps to grab the users’ personal data and waged large-scale cyber attacks against China. Chinese leaders and the Chinese telecom giant Huawei were reportedly targeted.