CNN reported about one hundred thousand foreigners “under the hood” of the NSA

The national security Agency USA (NSA) is spying on 100 thousands of foreigners around the world. About it reports CNN with reference to its sources.

Such intelligence activities are carried out in accordance with section 702 of the act, auditions in the interests of foreign intelligence (FISA). It clarifies the channel, the data helped the intelligence community to identify cyber security threats posed by hostile governments, to stop malicious cyber attacks and to thwart the plans of the group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) for the preparation of several terrorist attacks.

On 12 September, the U.S. Department of justice sent Congress a letter in which he proposed to make a law on electronic surveillance is constant. The document was signed by United States attorney General Jeff Sessom and the Director of National intelligence Daniel Coates. They reminded that the deadline for the current law expires at the end of the year.

The authors noted that currently, the law allows you to collect vital information about international terrorists, cybercriminals, individuals and structures involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, to other important intelligence. “The continuation in force of these critical capabilities is a top priority of the justice Department and the intelligence community,” the document says.

Critics of this measure claim that in the course of the spying of foreign objects intelligence agencies can obtain information about Americans, which is prohibited by law.