Report: NSA spied on radicals' porn habits

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

LONDON (AP) — The Huffington Post is citing a secret National Security Agency document that allegedly reveals the U.S. agency spied on the online sexual activity of Islamist radicals in order to find ways to discredit them.

The website says the document, leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, shows the organization tracked six unnamed "radicalizers" and their visits to pornographic websites. It says the alleged electronic surveillance aimed to find their "personal vulnerabilities."

The report says none of the six were accused of being involved in terror plots.

The NSA referred an Associated Press request for comment Wednesday to a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released Tuesday, which says it "should not be surprising" that the U.S. government uses all lawful tools available to impede terrorist targets.

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