" Where do you think the NSA gets most of their info from?"•The government does not pay Google and about 600 other companies for information. They use warrants (33,949 from 1978 through 2012) issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and National Security Letters (143,364 from 2004 through 2012.). These NSL’s can be issued by field supervisors of various alphabet federal law enforcement agencies. Information on NSL’s does not seem to available before 2004.♦“…not one of the doors President Obama has passed through (figuratively regarding the abuses you feign outrage over now) was not either built, unlocked or opened by mr. bush the lesser.”•The camel put its nose under the tent with the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act. Lyndon B. Johnson. As for who opened the door, It was President Carter when he signed PUBLIC LAW 95-511—OCT. 25, 1978 which may be cited as the “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978”. The FISA was modified and expanded by PUBLIC LAW 107–56—OCT. 26, 2001 ((USA PATRIOT ACT) ACT OF 2001) under Bush and further expanded in the 2012 military appropriations bill.•If you got your information from some political site, it would appear that they are posting misinformation.