In the latest leak from Edward Snowden, The Intercept reports on an internal search engine built by the National Security Agency (NSA) allowing the agency to share vast amounts of surveillance data with nearly two dozen government agencies. Called ICREACH, the “Google-like” search engine shares more than 850 billion records, including phone calls, emails, cell-phone location data and Internet chats. Key participants, the report states, include the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency. ICREACH is accessible by as many as 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies and can handle between two and five billion new records per day.
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