Report Reveals FBI Conducted Millions of Data Searches on Americans Without Warrants

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An annual report published Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed that the FBI conducted as many as 3.4 million searches of U.S. electronic data without a warrant. Sen. Ron Wyden a privacy advocate said, “For anyone outside the U.S. government, the astronomical number of FBI searches of Americans’ communications is either highly alarming or entirely meaningless.” The FBI has previously faced scrutiny for its oversight of how some searches violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans.