Photo Gallery: NSA Spying on Credit Card and Bank Transactions 09/16/2013
 The most politically explosive revelations, though, concern the agency's...
AP

The most politically explosive revelations, though, concern the agency's secret access to the SWIFT networks. Following extensive debates, in 2010 the European Union signed the so-called SWIFT agreement with the US. But NSA documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden now show that the compromise is apparently being circumvented by the US. A document from the year 2011 clearly designates the SWIFT computer network as a "target."