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New information now what could be evidence could be.
The dramatic increase in domestic spying inside our country.
The ACLU coming forward -- Justice Department documents showing the number of warrantless taps on phones and Internet activity.
Is on the rise got to watch my phone calls season -- his life in our Washington DC bureau with more on this hi Steve.
Hi -- had the ACLU ringing alarm bells over the increase in surveillance activity on cell phones and the Internet now this is surveillance in question.
Doesn't actually monitor the content of phone calls and emails.
But the ACLU questions the real necessity for gathering any of this type of data.
This isn't about terrorism -- are.
Regular law enforcement investigations.
And this is this is that investigating people's communications these are.
Who they talk to who they you know who they engage in -- -- conversations with their friends their family their colleagues and loved ones.
There are some of the facts gathered by the ACLU from Department of Justice documents.
The number borders for this kind of surveillance on telephones went up 60%.
During the same period orders for surveillance -- emails and Edward data while smaller number increased by 361%.
Now this type of information.
Used to be gathered from devices -- right to the telephone but now he can easily be retrieved by the phone company internally.
The ACLU's says this is done without a judge considering the merits of the case.
But the Department of Justice fired back saying in a statement in every instance cited here.
A federal judge authorized law enforcement activity as criminals increasingly used new and more sophisticated technologies.
The use of orders issued by -- judge -- explicitly authorized by congress to obtain nine content information.
Is essential for a federal law enforcement to carry out its duty to protect the public.
And investigate violations of federal laws.
The ACLU also says the Department of Justice failed to provide information required by law.
About this kind of surveillance between 2002008.
But since then has quote.
Cleaned up its act Jenna interest -- continue to watch -- thank you.
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