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FBI Conducted Millions of Searches of Americans’ Electronic Data in 2021 without a Warrant

Cristina Laila
Published April 29, 2022

The FBI conducted millions of searches of Americans’ electronic data in 2021 without a warrant, according to a new report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The FBI claims it conducted the searches as they sought to curb cyberattacks.

“In the first half of the year, there were a number of large batch queries related to attempts to compromise U.S. critical infrastructure by foreign cyber actors,” according to the report, Bloomberg reported. “These queries, which included approximately 1.9 million query terms related to potential victims — including U.S. persons — accounted for the vast majority of the increase in U.S. person queries conducted by FBI over the prior year.”

The ACLU called the FBI’s warrantless spying an invasion of privacy ‘on an enormous scale.’

Bloomberg reported:

The FBI searched emails, texts and other electronic communications of as many as 3.4 million U.S. residents without a warrant over a year, the nation’s top spy chief said in a report.

The “queries” were made between December 2020 and November 2021 by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel as they looked for signs of threats and terrorists within electronic data legally collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, according to an annual transparency report issued Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The authority the FBI used in this case was under Section 702 of FISA, which is set to expire at the end of next year unless it’s renewed by Congress.

The report doesn’t say the activity was illegal or even wrong. But the revelation could renew congressional and public debates over the power U.S. agencies have to collect and review intelligence information, especially data concerning individuals. In comparison, fewer than 1.3 million queries involving Americans’ data were conducted between December 2019 and November 2020, according to the 38-page report.

The report sought to provide a justification for the increase in queries during the last year.

Police Are Buying Your Data From Private Companies To Avoid Getting A Warrant

John Vibes,
August 19th, 2020

It is now pretty much common knowledge that everything we do online and on our smartphones is being tracked and cataloged by various government agencies and international corporations, but there are a lot of people who take comfort in the fact that their information is being stored with trusted entities, and that authorities would not be able to spy on them personally without a warrant.

However, warrants for surveillance are not very difficult to obtain, and in some cases, law enforcement agencies have been caught purchasing social media information from data companies to avoid going through the courts.

A company called Babel Street has millions of dollars worth of contracts with US law enforcement agencies for their surveillance product called “Locate X” which allows police to draw a digital fence around an address or area, pinpoint mobile devices that were within that area, and see where else those devices have traveled, going back months, according to Protocol.

Babel is not the only company providing data to law enforcement either, it appears that different agencies and local police departments are purchasing large troves of data that they would not be able to obtain legally otherwise, and using it for their investigations. According to the Wall Street Journal, border and immigration agents have been purchasing data from a company called Venntel Inc.

Police are not allowed to use most of the information that they obtain through these companies in court, but it is often used as a shortcut when narrowing down suspects.

The companies are currently being investigated by US Senator Ron Wyden, who has promised to introduce legislation to prevent law enforcement from buying data that they would otherwise need a warrant to obtain.

In a statement to MotherBoard, Wyden said, “It is clear that multiple federal agencies have turned to purchasing Americans’ data to buy their way around Americans’ Fourth Amendment Rights. I’m drafting legislation to close this loophole, and ensure the Fourth Amendment isn’t for sale.”

Wikileaks Database COMPLETELY UNLOCKED — Clinton Emails, The Finders, Weapons Patents, and more

Will Justice
April 22nd, 2020

Wikileaks, the infamous portal for the anonymous releases of government secrets, classified material, and communications between corrupt people and organizations, just opened their archives to the world. At least, this is what seems to have happened. Wikileaks has not issued any official statement as of yet. But internet researchers are pouring through the massive archive of files, which contains a trove of Hillary Clinton emails, DARPA documents, weapon patents, and much more.

Update — 1:14pm: A commenter below cross checked the Wikileaks url with archive.org, and found that most of the files were added to the site back in 2014. Some updates did take place.

Wikileaks normally issues official releases of archived data. No statements have been posted on the official website of Wikileaks as of yet.

In this instance, there appears to have been an unofficial opening of archives.

The files can be accessed at this address: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/

The files are not searchable, which this writer takes to mean the material was not yet prepared for release.

In the past, Wikileaks releases were more organized, allowing those who want to look through the data a portal to search for key terms. For instance, the John Podesta emails, that were released in 2016, were searchable using an interface.

Was this data archive not meant to be accessible? Or is this part of a controlled release of some sort?There are so many files in this database researchers will be pouring through them for days and weeks to come.

Here’s some of the file names that stand out.

bilderberg-history-1956.pdf                        01-Jan-1984 01:01               30988
bilderberg-meeting-report-1957.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01              115783
bilderberg-meeting-report-1958.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01              737103
bilderberg-meeting-report-1962.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             1971462
bilderberg-meetings-report-1955.pdf                01-Jan-1984 01:01              105245
bilderberg-meetings-report-1960.pdf                01-Jan-1984 01:01              105093
bilderberg-meetings-report-1963.pdf                01-Jan-1984 01:01              135878
bilderberg-meetings-report-1980.pdf                01-Jan-1984 01:01             4048562
bohemian-grove-guest-list-2008.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             4904113
burning-man-paul-addis-message-2008.txt            01-Jan-1984 01:01                5601
censored-bbc-trafigura-story-2009.zip              01-Jan-1984 01:01              458184
censored-dla-piper-story.pdf                       01-Jan-1984 01:01              618055
censored-hands-on-vrs-report.zip                   01-Jan-1984 01:01             2140652
craig-murray-censored-chapter-2008.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01               39088
clinton-emails/                                    08-Oct-2018 20:08                   -
podesta-emails/                                    01-Jan-1984 00:01                   -
vault7/                                            30-Aug-2017 23:00                   -
dyncorp-iraq-civpol-media-relations-and-confide..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01               96121
dyncorp-use-of-force-iraq-2007.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01               44238
everything-secret-degenerates-2004.doc             01-Jan-1984 01:01              734208
everything-secret-degenerates-chronology-2004.doc  01-Jan-1984 01:01              841728
exploitation-of-chinese-internet-2007.pdf          01-Jan-1984 01:01             7818739
fbi-ecoterrorism-tactics-2004.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              182305
gitmo-prosecution-emails.pdf                       01-Jan-1984 01:01             9692687
gitmo-sop-2003-2004.html                           01-Jan-1984 01:01             3650501
gitmo-sop-2004.doc                                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             4443136
gitmo-sop-2004.pdf                                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             1622217
gitmo-sop.pdf                                      01-Jan-1984 01:01             4414916
gitmo-supreme-court-censorship-2009.zip            01-Jan-1984 01:01              906665
gitmo_site.7z                                      01-Jan-1984 01:01           791853888
human-terrain-handbook-2008.pdf                    01-Jan-1984 01:01             1505701
maharishi-day-spa-2005.zip                         01-Jan-1984 01:01             1354778
maharishi-jyotish-and-yagya.zip                    01-Jan-1984 01:01              755664
maharishi-legal-threat.pdf                         01-Jan-1984 01:01               30829
maharishi-sthapatya-veda-documents-2005.zip        01-Jan-1984 01:01              487827
mccain-schmidt-clinton-astroturfing-2008.pdf       01-Jan-1984 01:01               34765
morgan-dexrex-complaints-2009.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01             5867430
mormon-general-handbook-of-instructions-1968.pdf   01-Jan-1984 01:01             1134710
mormon-handbook-of-instructions-1999.pdf           01-Jan-1984 01:01              970236
mormon-handbook-of-instructions-2006-small.pdf     01-Jan-1984 01:01            10173300
mormon-handbook-of-instructions-2006.pdf           01-Jan-1984 01:01            34013678
nrk-censored-cannabis-article.zip                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              382612
pandemic-vaccine-options-2009.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01             2762814
rules_of_engagement.pdf                            01-Jan-1984 01:01              820955
rules_of_engagement_appendix1.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              130662
rules_of_engagement_appendix7.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              699570
rules_of_engagement_flowchart_2007.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01              221219
rules_of_engagement_match_2007.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01              152978
scientology-administrative-dictionary.pdf          01-Jan-1984 01:01             5203951
scientology-agreements.pdf                         01-Jan-1984 01:01             1064490
scientology-assists-handbook.pdf                   01-Jan-1984 01:01              615614
scientology-can-we-ever-be-friends.zip             01-Jan-1984 01:01            48075697
scientology-canada-cchr-2-csw.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01               51766
scientology-case-remedies.pdf                      01-Jan-1984 01:01              164023
scientology-case-supervisor-class-viii-secrets-..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01             2385957
scientology-case-supervisor-series.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01             2755883
scientology-class-0-4-transcripts.zip              01-Jan-1984 01:01             4640404
scientology-class-v-org-contract.pdf               01-Jan-1984 01:01             2841661
scientology-clear-expansion-committee-documents..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01            18833990
scientology-clearing-congress-1958.zip             01-Jan-1984 01:01              382038
scientology-cult-birthday-game.zip                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             7424089
scientology-cult-childrens-security-check.pdf      01-Jan-1984 01:01               15896
scientology-cult-waivers-policy.pdf                01-Jan-1984 01:01              258574
scientology-dissemination-technology.pdf           01-Jan-1984 01:01            31688408
scientology-ethics-checklist.pdf                   01-Jan-1984 01:01            20257549
scientology-ethics-orders-misc-people.pdf          01-Jan-1984 01:01             5219422
scientology-exec-orders.zip                        01-Jan-1984 01:01            65735814
scientology-expanded-dianetics-lectures.zip        01-Jan-1984 01:01            65837469
scientology-fbi-foia-1993.zip                      01-Jan-1984 01:01           267827204
scientology-febc-tapes.pdf                         01-Jan-1984 01:01              950724
scientology-flag-issues-servicing-and-caring.pdf   01-Jan-1984 01:01             1410306
scientology-flag-world-tour-2004-video.m4v         01-Jan-1984 01:01           238811868
scientology-fprd.pdf                               01-Jan-1984 01:01              437300
scientology-frank-oliver-osa.pdf                   01-Jan-1984 01:01             6588259
scientology-goals-problems-mass.mp3                01-Jan-1984 01:01            12450979
scientology-hcobs-1950-1984.zip                    01-Jan-1984 01:01            21263505
scientology-hubbard-class-viii-xenu-tape-hifi.mp3  01-Jan-1984 01:01            84611200
scientology-hubbard-class-viii-xenu-tape.mp3       01-Jan-1984 01:01            21152832
scientology-hubbard-class-viii-xenu-transcripts..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01             1307624
scientology-hymn-of-asia.pdf                       01-Jan-1984 01:01               64556
scientology-infiltrates-indian-nations.zip         01-Jan-1984 01:01              258615
scientology-intl-management-briefing-1987.pdf      01-Jan-1984 01:01            20302062
scientology-intl-management-bulletin.pdf           01-Jan-1984 01:01            23132642
scientology-london-isp-records.zip                 01-Jan-1984 01:01            18856448
scientology-medical-claims.rtf                     01-Jan-1984 01:01              369334
scientology-misc-flag-orders.pdf                   01-Jan-1984 01:01             4832136
scientology-nedforots.zip                          01-Jan-1984 01:01              299822
scientology-non-freezone-operating-thetan-vii.zip  01-Jan-1984 01:01             2790429
scientology-oec-sales-patter.zip                   01-Jan-1984 01:01              314278
scientology-operationalinstructionstostaffatall..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01            55252942
scientology-organization-executive-course.pdf      01-Jan-1984 01:01              925078
scientology-orientation-video.mov                  01-Jan-1984 01:01            65030896
scientology-ot-levels.pdf                          01-Jan-1984 01:01            17788660
scientology-policy-letter-on-minors-in-sea-org-..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01             2866327
scientology-post-irs-agreement.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01             6480951
scientology-power-and-solo.pdf                     01-Jan-1984 01:01             1350362
scientology-pricing-2007.pdf                       01-Jan-1984 01:01            14978310
scientology-prison-rpf-order-1997.zip              01-Jan-1984 01:01            37740149
scientology-pro-tr-couse-pack.zip                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              183161
scientology-pts-sp-routing.pdf                     01-Jan-1984 01:01              299341
scientology-pts.pdf                                01-Jan-1984 01:01            57016584
scientology-red-books-9to14.zip                    01-Jan-1984 01:01            25712875
scientology-role-of-earth-lecture-10-30-1952.zip   01-Jan-1984 01:01            29361856
scientology-rons-journal-28-forming-orgs-transc..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01              406478
scientology-rons-journal-28-forming.orgs.mp3       01-Jan-1984 01:01            12628096
scientology-rons-journal-wall-of-fire-transcrip..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01              847873
scientology-rons-journal-wall-of-fire.mp3          01-Jan-1984 01:01            30359964
scientology-rpf-order.pdf                          01-Jan-1984 01:01              447941
scientology-sea-org-folo-eu-1982.pdf               01-Jan-1984 01:01            19289859
scientology-seniormgmtdirectives.pdf               01-Jan-1984 01:01            25184278
scientology-shbc-620425-144.mp3                    01-Jan-1984 01:01            88734407
scientology-shsbc.zip                              01-Jan-1984 01:01            39441311
scientology-staff-contract.pdf                     01-Jan-1984 01:01             4747281
scientology-staffstatusiicoursepack.pdf            01-Jan-1984 01:01            16909522
scientology-stats.zip                              01-Jan-1984 01:01             3210963
scientology-super-tech-1963.pdf                    01-Jan-1984 01:01              996805
scientology-tape-6711c18-so.mp3                    01-Jan-1984 01:01            27580257
scientology-tax-advantage-advertisement-2008.pdf   01-Jan-1984 01:01              117691
scientology-top-secret-actions-against.pdf         01-Jan-1984 01:01            26403287
scientology-trs-reference-pack.pdf                 01-Jan-1984 01:01              383889
scientology-uk-annual-returns-2005.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01              228288
scientology-uk-annual-returns-2006.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01              204470
scientology-uk-annual-returns-2007.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01              239049
scientology-uk-annual-returns-2008.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01              238354
scientology-un-drug-infiltration-2008.pdf          01-Jan-1984 01:01             4476716
scientology-vs-henson-transcript-day4-1988.txt     01-Jan-1984 01:01              169074
scientology-whole-track-sec-check.pdf              01-Jan-1984 01:01               35871
scientology-wise-members-2006.txt                  01-Jan-1984 01:01              811278
scientology-wso-pack-1990.pdf                      01-Jan-1984 01:01            12477054
secret-prisons-report-germany.pdf                  01-Jan-1984 01:01             4700375
secret-ritual-of-alpha-epsilon-pi-fraternity.pdf   01-Jan-1984 01:01              494694
secret-ritual-of-sigma-phi-epsilon.pdf             01-Jan-1984 01:01            22238042
spirituality46.pdf                                 01-Jan-1984 01:01              646559
suppressed-french-documentary-on-landmark-forum..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01               60243
us-cia-congress-torture-briefings-2009.pdf         01-Jan-1984 01:01              367036
us-cia-congress-torture-briefings-hoekstra-2009..> 01-Jan-1984 01:01              100520
us-cia-osc-google-2008.pdf                         01-Jan-1984 01:01               57679
us-cia-rape-warrant-2008.pdf                       01-Jan-1984 01:01              100454
us-cia-redcell-exporter-of-terrorism-2010.pdf      01-Jan-1984 01:01              209957
us-classified-materials-handling-2008.pdf          01-Jan-1984 01:01             3646606
us-cloned-vehicles-2008.pdf                        01-Jan-1984 01:01             2240015
wikileaks-leaks-donors.txt                         01-Jan-1984 01:01                7551

We’ll cover this story as detials emerge.

 – Will Justice

SOURCE: https://stillnessinthestorm.com/2020/04/breaking-wikileaks-database-completely-unlocked-clinton-emails-the-finders-weapons-patents-and-more/