The document shows for the first time that under the Obama
administration the communication records of millions of US
citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk —
regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) granted
the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited
authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period
ending on July 19.
Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties
on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration,
unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The
contents of the conversation itself are not covered.
Brutal. And especially galling from a president who was a constitutional law scholar.