Obama's team 'used NSA data to gather info on US citizens' | Daily Mail Online:
"The data is officially only gathered on non-US-citizens outside America that use US infrastructure such as email servers.
But critics say that the pull of the NSA's system is so strong that it routinely sweeps up data the agency does not legally have access to.
'I think it is alarming. There seems to be a universal trend toward more surveillance and more surveillance that impacts Americans' privacy without obtaining a warrant,' Neema Singh Guliani, the ACLU's legislative counsel, said.
'This data confirms that there is a lack of acknowledgment that information is being specifically and increasingly mined about Americans for investigations that have little or nothing to do with international terrorism.' "