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Computer offline? NSA can spy on it anyway

Computer offline? NSA can spy on it anyway
Posted January 15th, 2014 @ 11:22am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Anybody who thinks disconnecting their computer from the Internet will keep them safe from the prying eyes of the National Security Agency needs to think again, according to the New York Times. The agency has inserted software into around 100,000 computers worldwide that allows it to spy on those machines, even entering and altering data when they are offline, NSA documents and interviews with security experts reveal. Surveillance targets include the Chinese and Russian militaries as well as Mexican drug targets and even European Union trade bodies.

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