In 2012, Government Spied On Thousands Without Warrant
A secret court in the United States quietly rubber-stamped thousands of government requests to spy on people in the United States last year.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved nearly 2,000 government requests to search or electronically monitor people in 2012, according to a report from the Justice Department.
From the report:
During calendar year 2012, the Government made 1,856 applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the “FISC”) for authority to conduct electronic surveillance and/or physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes.