Comment: Feds don't have to go to court to use illegally collected data

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Feds don't have to go to court to use illegally collected data

The metadata that indicates who you've been talking to could be used to make you the target of an investigation by numerous federal agencies, e.g. IRS, DEA, Fish and Wildlife. As long as they can manufacture another reason that you were investigated, the intelligence data never makes it to court.