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The NSA built a Google-like search engine to search 850 billion records. Including yours.

It’s been over a year since Edward Snowden leaked classified NSA documents, opening up an ongoing conversation about privacy and government surveillance.

New documents obtained by The Intercept detail how the NSA built a google-like search engine, known as ICREACH, to search 850 billion records.

RELATED: Web of Spies: How a British Intelligence Agency Can Rig Polls, Control Facebook

It’s also sharing this system with 23 domestic U.S. government agencies, including the CIA, FBI, DEA and DIA.

Fusion Live breaks down how ICREACH works and speaks to The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher.

Credit: Kimberly Brooks, Joanna Suarez

The NSA built a Google-like search engine to search 850 billion records. Including yours.

It’s been over a year since Edward Snowden leaked classified NSA documents, opening up an ongoing conversation about privacy and government surveillance.

New documents obtained by The Intercept detail how the NSA built a google-like search engine, known as ICREACH, to search 850 billion records.

RELATED: Web of Spies: How a British Intelligence Agency Can Rig Polls, Control Facebook

It’s also sharing this system with 23 domestic U.S. government agencies, including the CIA, FBI, DEA and DIA.

Fusion Live breaks down how ICREACH works and speaks to The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher.

Credit: Kimberly Brooks, Joanna Suarez

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