FBI unlawfully spies on Americans using patriot act
Do you have a Facebook account? Twitter Account? Apple Account? Microsoft Account? Do you do anything online? Then you are in the FBI’s database and being spied on!
the FBI uses the Patriot Act to get info on online users
Souces reveals that the FBI has requested private user data as many as 9,999,999 times per year to access user data.
In a nutshell, an NSL is a request from the FBI or other federal agencies conducting national security investigations. Agencies can play the NSL card to obtain a communication-service customer’s name, address, length of services, or local and long-distance toll billing records through NSLs.
The FBI is not required to get court approval to issue an NSL. NSL can’t be used in ordinary criminal, civil, or administrative matters. Additionally, FBI can’t use NSLs to obtain anything else from Google, such as Gmail content, search queries, YouTube videos, or user IP addresses, according to the company.
“The FBI has the authority to prohibit companies from talking about these requests. But we’ve been trying to find a way to provide more information about the NSLs we get — particularly as people have voiced concerns about the increase in their use since 9/11,”