On December 29, Der Spiegel headlined "Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit."
It's "considered to be (its) top secret weapon." Its covert network "infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by" whomever it targets.
More on this below. Snowden documents remain the gift that keeps on giving. Doing so made him a world hero. Washington calls exposing wrongdoing illegal. Lawlessness is official US policy.
Snowden's comments are important. Orwell's warnings "are nothing compared to what we have available today," he said.