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ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google -The Intercept

The online publication The Intercept has a fascinating story on the National Security Agency’s “Google-like” search engine, which was created to chew through almost a trillion records containing “metadata:” the cell phone calls, email messages, geo-location data and other online communications the agency has harvested.

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More leaked documents describe a program dubbed ICREACH for giving domestic law enforcement access to harvested metadata on US residents.

The story exposes a tool called ICREACH. Author Ryan Gallagher cites classified documents obtained by The Intercept that provide what he calls hard evidence that the NSA has, through ICREACH “made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies” including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Read more via The Intercept with: ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google -The Intercept.

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