The NSA Uses Powerful Toolbox in Effort to Spy on Global Networks
In January 2010, numerous homeowners in San Antonio, Texas, stood baffled in front of their closed garage doors. They wanted to drive to work or head off to do their grocery shopping, but their garage door openers had gone dead, leaving them stranded. No matter how many times they pressed the buttons, the doors didn't budge. The problem primarily affected residents in the western part of the city, around Military Drive and the interstate highway known as Loop 410. In the United States, a country of cars and commuters, the mysterious garage door problem quickly became an issue for local politicians. It was thanks to the garage door opener episode that Texans learned just how far the NSA's work had encroached upon their daily lives. On-Call Digital Plumbers According to internal NSA documents viewed by SPIEGEL, these on-call digital plumbers are involved in many sensitive operations conducted by American intelligence agencies. A Unit Born of the Internet Recruiting the Geeks
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