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Edward Snowden leaked top-secret documents that revealed extensive global surveillance programs run by American, British, and other foreign security agencies. The FBI was awarded NSA tools to search for evidence of a crime, as part of an investigation on foreign targets, or to monitor cyberthreats, and terrorism suspects. But agents used these tools to engage in warrantless searches of databases for information about coworkers, family, and friends. Backdoor (or trapdoor) is a technique used by hackers and government agencies to bypass the system’s security mechanism, undetected.