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In October this year, a former contractor at the US National Security Agency,  Edward Snowden, leaked documents to Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Among several leaks, one was showing Australian intelligence phone taping and spying on top government officials in Indonesia in 2009 including the President Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The gathering of intelligence by project “Reveal their secrets –protect our own” was by the Australian Electronic Intelligence Agency and the Defence Signals Directorate Agency (now known as the Australian Signals Directorate). The leaked documents showed that the targets were President Yudhoyono, vice president Boediono, the security minister, the information minister, the

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Edward Snowden As the intrigue surrounding Edward Snowden’s whereabouts and his travels around the world continue unabated, the furore over his leaking of classified US programmes to spy on users of the internet continues to grow. An ex-CIA contractor with access to vast amounts of top secret information at the US National Security Agency, Snowden’s disclosures are creating waves around the world, raising memories of the Cold War and leading to serious pressure on bilateral relations between the US on the one hand and Russia and China on the other. The disclosures also add further pressure on the US government