A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a file photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 photo. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon
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Germany's foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.Media rights group Reporters Without Borders labelled the alleged surveillance "a monstrous attack on press freedom," voiced fears the eavesdropping was ongoing and said it was planning legal action, according to Der Spiegel.The BND declined to comment, Der Spiegel said in an early excerpt of an article to be published in full in its weekly edition which hits news stands Saturday.
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