January 15, 2014 06:00 PST | 09:00 EST | 14:00 UTC
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>> SPINAL TAP: NSA devises radio pathway into computers, by David E. Sanger, Thom Shanker: "The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet... The technology, which the agency has used since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target." New York Times
> A Federal District Court judge says Surveillance Court should not be changed Ars Technica
> Surveillance-court judges oppose White House group's NSA proposals WaPo
> Senators question recommended changes to NSA surveillance InfoWorld
> Interactive graphic: The NSA's Tailored Access Operations spy catalog Der Spiegel
> Bruce Scheneir's daily implant from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group Schneier on Security