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Meet TAO, the NSA Unit That 'Gets the Ungettable'

Der Spiegel lifts lid on unit, which reportedly intercepts computer deliveries

(Newser) - Another big NSA revelation, this one courtesy of Germany's der Spiegel: The magazine yesterday reported that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel's revelations relate to a division of the NSA known... More »

Playing Offense: US Had 231 'Cyber-Operations' in 2011

Washington Post has details on growing cyberwar strategy, from Snowden documents

(Newser) - The Washington Post 's latest reveal from documents provided by Edward Snowden puts the government's rapidly expanding cyberwar program in concrete terms: 231. As in, that's the number of "cyber-operations" conducted in 2011 by various government intelligence agencies. The vast majority of these were against targets... More »

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