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NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs 324

retroworks writes "The New York Times has an interesting story on how NSA put transmitters into the USB input devices of PCs, allowing computers unplugged from the Internet to still be monitored, via radio, from up to 8 miles away. The article mainly reports NSA's use of the technology to monitor Chinese military, and minor headline reads 'No Domestic Use Seen.' The source of the data was evidently the leak from Edward J. Snowden."
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NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs

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