“NSA tapped without a warrant out for detecting hacking foreign governments’

Jun

5

2015

The NSA should intercept internet and from the US without having to need a warrant to search for evidence of hacking attempts by foreign powers. This is demonstrated by new documents released by whistleblower Snowden.

The documents include two memos from 2012 lawyers from the US Department of Justice, stating that the NSA is allowed to drain internet cables to delve into hacking activities. The interception would occur on US territory without prior authorization of a judge.

In the US, led by the revelations of Snowden to fuss because monitoring Americans on a large scale by the NSA, including storing metadata of telephony traffic. This now has to adjustments resulted . Now would again show that traffic is intercepted by US citizens without prior testing.

The NSA was allowed traffic to suspicious web addresses bleeding and compounds that were used for sending keep certain malware monitored without warrant, but only if those activities could be linked to state hackers, writes the New York Times, which access had in the documents. The documents, however, would also describe the NSA focused on hackers without that link could be established.

The document also states that “there is a lot won ‘by surveillance activities on the basis of the signature of hackers. A spokesman for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence at the NYT explains that it should be no surprise that the government focuses on foreign state hackers who engage in “cyber-threatening activities. He also called this a legitimate purpose.

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