Auch VPNProviders are affected!
Above all, companies in the tech sector, such as mobile service providers, banks and universities, are affected. Also VPNVendors based in the US may be affected. Already before 2 years were circulating Rumors about requested information at VPNproviders;, The FBI is requesting the data by means of a "National Security Letter" - Individual FBI agents issue these letters. Judicial approval is not required and companies are subject to strict confidentiality. For this reason, one can not say exactly which companies are affected.
Since the 1980 years, the FBI has had to give reasons when it wants to have data from a company. Today, the Security Agency uses arguments such as control over terrorist activities. Almost all cases were justified.
What data does the FBI ask?
As mentioned in the title, the FBI requests the information of all customers of the company. This includes, for example, information such as locations, IP addresses, usernames and everything you have bought. The security agency collects this data as a lever to let people do what they want them to do. Likewise, to be able to completely monitor the population.
"This is an illegal act!" Said William Binney, NSA Whistleblower
With the availability of 1233, the FBI has the right to receive a huge amount of data from global fiber optic cables. William Binney speaks here of a "population control". This US security agency just wants to have ALL the information about the world's population! That is also affected Europe.
Can I somehow protect myself?
In principle - no! You do not know exactly which companies that need to hand over data. That's why you should just do without services from the US. Although the information is already passed on to the FBI, but it is advisable: If you are not a customer of such companies, then you should refrain in the future better!
In summary, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has access to data from around the world. You can not say exactly what the agency knows, but one thing is certain: the FBI is collecting everything!