The United States government is using warrant less searches along with secret requests for information, and these requests and searches keep growing in numbers.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a transparency report this week showing the number of warrant less searches has doubled between 2013 and 2015. The intelligence community vacuums up millions of communications from Internet foundations running in and out of the country, and information from Google, Apple and Microsoft, just to name a few. The NSA stores this information, in what is known as the 702 database.
Being authorized by Section 702, the NSA targets each non U.S. person believe to possess, or likely to communicate or receive foreign intelligence information. The DNI report shows the number of queries by the NSA using search terms involving a U.S. person started at 2,100 in 2013, and went to 4,672 in 2015.
“The number of back door searches doubling since last reported shows that warrant less Section 702 surveillance is a significant and growing problem for Americans,” Jake Laperruque a privacy advocate working at the Constitution Project told the Intercept.
Not only all this, but the searches on American’s meta data jumped up as well. This went