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Nov 1, 2013 6:47 AM by Associated Press

Indonesia summons Aussie ambassador over spy claim

SYDNEY (AP) - There's more fallout from reports that other countries helped the U.S. in its collection of secret electronic data.

Indonesian government officials met today with Australia's ambassador to discuss reports that the Australia Embassy in Jakarta is a hub for Washington's secret collection of information.

A document from former U.S. government analyst Edward Snowden says U.S., British, Australian and Canadian embassies house spy equipment. And those countries, along with New Zealand, have an intelligence-sharing agreement known as "Five Eyes." The document was published this week by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The Australian Embassy in Jakarta was listed as one of the embassies involved in a report from Australia's Fairfax media.

Indonesia's government says such actions are "a serious breach of diplomatic norms and ethics."

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