Here's the legal part: National Security Letters (NSL) that the FBI sends to telecommunications and Internet companies requesting users' electronic info.
I guess what disturbs me the most is that, for Google at least, the number of these NSLs has tripled in four years. Why? Are we experiencing more threats? Does this mean we're getting safer, or less safe? These programs tend to grow and take on a life of their own. They shouldn't. This is not normal. This is no different than the FBI opening and reading our snail mail.
N.B. -- Your stockpiles of guns, ammo and canned goods ain't gonna help turn this negative trend around.
March 6, 2013 | FOX News