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NSA said to increase monitoring of US 'Net traffic to catch hackers

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    The U.S. National Security Agency is reportedly intercepting Internet communications from U.S. residents without getting court-ordered warrants, in an effort to hunt down malicious hackers.

    The previously undisclosed NSA program monitors Internet traffic for data about cyberattacks originating outside the U.S., according to a New York Times article published Thursday and based on leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

    President Barack Obama’s administration launched the NSA cybersecurity program without public notice or debate, according to the report.

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