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    NSA Infiltrates Via Radio Waves

    Demonstrators with tape over their mouths take part in a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The disclosures of widespread surveillance by the US National Security Agency of US allies has caused an international uproar, with leaders in Europe and Latin America demanding an accounting from the United States.    AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Just when you thought the National Security Agency couldn’t seem more like a bad spy movie, The New York Times reports that the beleaguered government agency has been using secret technology to enter and alter data in personal computers overseas. Relying on a channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from circuit boards and USB cards secretly inserted into computers, agents can collect surveillance miles from their targets. The NSA claims that the radio wave surveillance is “active defense,” rather than an attack on others. The Times reports there’s no evidence that such surveillance has been used domestically.

    Read it at The New York Times