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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Discussion in 'Technical' started by melbo, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [​IMG] The Intercept reported today on classified documents revealing that the NSA has built its own "Google-like" search engine to provide over 850 billion collected records directly to law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the DEA. Reporter Ryan Gallagher explains, "The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies." The search engine, called ICREACH, allows analysts to search an array of databases, some of which contain metadata collected on innocent American citizens, for the purposes of "foreign intelligence." However, questions have been raised over its potential for abuse in what is known as "parallel construction," a process in which agencies use surveillance resources in domestic investigations, and then later cover it up by creating a different evidence trail to use in court.

    850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement - Slashdot
    The comments are interesting:
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    yup. Fatherland security. It's great. Embrace it. Love it. Applaud the tyranny and rejoice.
  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    [​IMG] that...and lock & load.
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Has anyone seen the new NRA commercial? It focuses on the gov't gathering personal info etc. I was really surprise. It was a good commercial, Fox was playing it.
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