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Sweden´s signal intelligence is of great importance.

222swedishlogotypSweden’s SIGINT are of great importance for western intelligence, specially for the NSA.

In a 2008 law, the FRA had been given expansive powers by the Swedish government to vacuum up all communications traveling over fiber optic networks into and out of Sweden, including e-mails, text messages, and telephone calls.

This was of great interest to the NSA, not least because a large percentage of Russian communications traveled through Sweden. In 2011, the Swedes began sharing their surveillance data with the NSA, which included, as NSA officials described it at the time of the meeting, a “unique collection of communications data on high-priority Russian targets such as leadership, internal politics, and energy.”

Noting the Swedish spy agency’s unusual technical abilities and reputation for secrecy, NSA officials also viewed it as an ideal collaborator on its hacking and cyberwarfare project, called Quantum. Read article here