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US whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks during a live broadcast at the CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, on March 18, 2015. Ole Spata—picture-alliance/dpa/AP

New Snowden Documents Reveal Obama Administration Expanded NSA Spying

Jun 04, 2015

The Obama administration expanded warrantless surveillance of Americans' Internet searches, according to new National Security Agency documents released by Edward Snowden.

According to ProPublica, which obtained documents from Snowden, in 2012 the Justice Department authorized the NSA to search Internet cables on American soil without a warrant for evidence of computer hacking schemes originating abroad.

The secret memos from 2012 say the NSA could watch Internet traffic flowing to suspicious addresses or containing malware, as well as monitor addresses and cyber signatures.

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