"In an amendment to the Patriot Act, the wording was changed from 'business records' to 'tangible things'," he said. "Moreover, before, those data requests had to be connected to specific or articulable facts, but today, a request has to be relevant to an authorized investigation."

This data could be "anything," according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
ZDNet