Secret FBI Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies
The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously disclosed.
The requests, which the F.B.I. says are critical to its counterterrorism efforts, have raised privacy concerns for years but have been associated mainly with tech companies. Now, records show how far beyond Silicon Valley the practice extends — encompassing scores of banks, credit agencies, cellphone carriers and even universities.