The National Security Agency’s massive collection of Americans’ phone records was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is now a fugitive.
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Read more The NSA has long been accused of snooping on Americans through the collection of millions of metadata records about phone calls and other communications.
Now, new documents from the Snowden trove provide details on how the agency can collect such records without a court order.
The documents show how the NSA has been able to build its massive data trove without court orders for years.
In fact, the agency’s top intelligence official, Mike Rogers, told The Associated Press that the NSA does not seek warrants to access Americans’ data because it has a “very good” relationship with the intelligence community.
He also said that NSA does seek warrants when it needs to obtain a specific information that could aid in the investigation of a crime.
The Snowden documents show that the agency is using a number of different methods to gather information about phone records, from phone call records and metadata to location information from phone records.
The NSA does collect phone records from cellphones to help with foreign intelligence investigations.
And the agency has also used this data to target individuals who it suspects of terrorist activity.
But it has never sought a warrant for the collection.
The new documents show the NSA was able to gather this information without court permission under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.
The law allows the NSA to collect the phone records of foreign targets even if they have been located overseas.
And it also allows the government to share the phone data with foreign allies and other foreign intelligence agencies.
According to the new documents, the NSA can get the phone information from the phone companies themselves, or they can obtain it from phone companies in the U.S. through an intermediary.
This allows the agency to keep the information secure, and it also ensures that it does not violate Americans’ privacy.
“The NSA’s general view of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance] Act is that the only legitimate use of the information is in the course of the investigation,” wrote James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.
The agency can also use this information for law enforcement purposes, according to the documents.
This means the agency would use the information to help determine whether the target of an investigation is a criminal, and how to prosecute the criminal.
The FISA court The new Snowden documents say the NSA also obtained a secret FISA court order authorizing the agency “to acquire a foreign intelligence” target for intelligence purposes.
In the documents, however, the FBI has been identified as the agency that obtained the court order, not the NSA.
The government said in a statement that it has been working with the court to obtain the information.
“Since this request for the FISA Court’s permission to acquire a specific target was made by the FISC in June 2013, the FISCA has been reviewing the request, and has determined that the request is consistent with the law,” the statement said.
“As such, the court has issued a secret order permitting the NSA and the FSC to obtain information from all foreign intelligence services.
The information the NSA seeks under this secret order is being retained by the NSA.”
The FISA order is the law that authorizes the NSA’s domestic surveillance of Americans.
The court allows the president to authorize the government agencies to collect data on Americans if they believe it can help investigators with foreign crimes or national security.
The Obama administration has sought to change the law.
In June, the administration asked the FISA court to modify the FISA law so that the government would only have to show probable cause for an order that it had received from the FISA judge, rather than just that the judge approved it.
The administration said it wants the court more “flexible” to authorize more surveillance, including phone data.
The FISC court has previously approved the government’s use of information collected under FISA.
It has approved a wide range of NSA surveillance requests in the past, including a controversial program called PRISM.
The Justice Department said that it could not comment on specific cases because the court had not made any rulings on those.
“We are reviewing these documents to see whether they present a legal basis for the NSA program and, if so, how the program could be amended,” said spokesman Peter Carr.
The document also shows that the Obama administration also sought a FISA court authorization to collect location data from phones.
The FBI’s interpretation of the law, according of the documents: “the FISA Court must review and approve any request for location information and to grant or deny the application.
The location information requested by the FBI is likely to assist in the prosecution of the terrorist in the United States.”
The FBI was authorized by the FISA to collect this data under FISA Amendments Act (FAA) Section 702, but only under a FISA judge’s order.
This is the provision that allows the FBI to request location information to assist with criminal investigations.
It does not provide a warrant to the NSA for the phone collection. And while