The NSA just lost its budget for ‘backdoor’ web spying

Source: Wired

US Congress has voted to pass a legal amendment that will cut off funding to the NSA and CIA’s “backdoor” program and prevent the spy agency from snooping on its citizens’ internet communications.

Members of Congress backing the ‪#‎ShutTheBackDoor campaign, which aims to prevent the NSA from intercepting US-made hardware to install malicious spyware, rejoiced late 19 June when the amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2015 was passed in the House of Representatives, by a vote of 293-123.

In May this year, the Guardian reported how spy tools were being implanted in US routers then sold internationally and Der Spiegel revealed that computers, hard drives and more, made by the likes of Cisco, Dell, Samsung, and Huawei, were being tampered with.

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