(NBC News) Just as President Obama is set to announce new rules on domestic spying comes a new revelation about N.S.A surveillance overseas.
The New York Times reports that the national security agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world, but not in the United States, that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines.
The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and U.S. officials in its report about the use of secret technology using radio waves to gain access to computers that other countries have tried to protect from spying or cyber-attacks.
The software network could also reportedly create a digital highway for launching cyber-attacks.
Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.