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(NEW YORK) — The National Security Agency has secretly placed spy software in close to 100,000 computers worldwide, allowing American spies to snoop on those machines or launch cyber attacks through them, The New York Times reports.

Citing NSA documents, computer experts and American officials, the newspaper says the technology involves the use of radio frequencies and works even if there’s no Internet connection.

The NSA program, code-named “Quantum,” has targeted the Chinese and Russian military, among others, but, according to the Times, there’s no evidence it has been used domestically.

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