Federal Bureau of Investigation

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an agency in the United States Department of Justice tasked with law enforcement and domestic counterterrorism efforts.

In March, 2005, the agency cancelled a $170 million dollar software project called the Virtual Case File. In March 2007, Director Mueller blamed antiquated computers for the Bureau's abuse of National Security Letters (Source: FBI chief blames computers for privacy flap).

The FBI has the power to issue a National Security Letter, which allows it to gather information without a search warrant, and also prohibits the recipient from revealing that they received the letter.



External Links

  • FBI Homepage
  • FBI Seeking To Create 6 Billion Record Database Similar To Total Information Awareness, ThinkProgress, June 13, 2007.
  • FBI frequently overstepped on domestic surveillance., ThinkProgress, June 14, 2007 - The FBI have violated the law thousands of times while conducting domestic surveillance.
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