FBI Helps NSA Spy on Communications
Who’s watching you? News junkies probably assume it’s the NSA, given its reputation for spying on citizens. But a newly declassified report from 2012 indicates that the FBI is joining their surveillance party. The agencies worked together on warrantless snooping of emails and phone calls since 2008, but in 2009 the FBI began collecting communications for their own purposes. While large portions of the report are redacted, the legible sections indicate that the FBI only worked without warrants when mining communications from non-citizens outside the United States.