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Malice in Brazil's Palace

Two top Brazilian journalists had their online profiles hacked and the computers used to do it are located in the presidential palace.
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, still indignant? 
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, still indignant? 

This time last year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was in a huff. Former National Security Administration analyst-gone-rogue Edward Snowden had just unloaded his findings on how U.S. spymasters were snooping even on allied heads of state, and Rousseff was caught in the widening gyre.

The Brazilian leader immediately canceled a state visit to Washington and demanded a formal apology, slamming the Obama administration for the "affront" of "tampering in such a manner in the lives and affairs of other countries." Brazil went on to lead a campaign for new rules to govern the Internet and safeguard democracy.