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FBI more than doubles warrantless searches of American communications


Just The NewsThe FBI more than doubled the number of warrantless searches it conducted of Americans' communications data from 2020 to 2021, according to a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The report released on Thursday explains how U.S. intelligence agencies use Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows for surveillance without a warrant of electronic communications data stored by U.S. internet service providers. ODNI pointed out that this year's report is the first to track the FBI's use of "unminimized Section 702 collection," which is raw data that the National Security Agency collects.

The FBI used Section 702 to collect data from nearly 3.4 million Americans in 2021, more than double the over 1.3 million in 2020. Those two years are the only ones for which the report provides statistics.

Over 3 million Americans have had their constitutional rights violated just over the last year, almost all of it likely political abuse, because they could get a warrant for an actual criminal.

This entry was published Thu May 12 22:28:13 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-05-12 22:28:13.0. [Tweet]

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