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 May 21, 2015  Featured News, Surveillance

Ryan Gallagher reports:

The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Read more on The Intercept. The document and story were first reported by CBC News, in collaboration with The Intercept.

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