Sunday March 13, 2016

FBI Quietly Changes Privacy Rules For Accessing NSA Data On Americans

Remember that thing called the Fourth Amendment? The FBI doesn’t. You may read more about this here and here.

آ…the FBI is allowed direct access to the NSA’s massive collections of international emails, texts and phone calls آ– which often include Americans on one end of the conversation. The activists also expressed concern that the FBI’s "minimization" rules, for removing or limiting sensitive data that could identify Americans, did not reflect the bureau’s easy access to the NSA’s collected international communications. FBI officials can search through the data, using Americans’ identifying information, for what PCLOB called "routine" queries unrelated to national security.