Originally Posted by patteeu
Nope. Let's use an analogy.
your analogy is flawed. One doesnt have to look at each individual record. The computer systems are sophisticated enough to look at telephone, email, sms, bank, and other records of individuals to make associations and flag them based on a filter for follow-up by analysts such as Snowden. Further, they are doing this without a warrant, and using what they gain to "parallel-construct" a story to gain probably cause to get a warrant.
In anycase, whether you agree or disagree is immaterial to the info provided in the Original Post. I would rather not take part in spiraling the discussion away from the original topic.