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[Spiegel] Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

Three-page article on new revelations about a hacking unit in the National Security Agency (NSA) and a summary of the surveillance already uncovered.

"The NSA's TAO [Tailored Access Operations] hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-nsa-uses-powerful-toolbox-...