How Big Tech Makes The U.S. A Spying Superpower

January 31, 2024

Now, the part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows for some of this spying, Section 702, is in the crosshairs on Capitol Hill. Americans can’t be targeted under the law, but sometimes their communications are swept up when communicating with foreign targets. But that is essentially the situation when it comes to the relationship between America’s tech companies and its intelligence agencies. The issue has metastasized into a legal controversy that threatens the ability of U.S. tech companies to do business in Europe. “Foreign intelligence is defined in such a way that it can mean next to anything,” she said.