Yahoo just released their transparency report for the first half of this year, which means they can report on the National Security requests from the last half of last year.
And that data shows a pretty alarming spike in FISA Content Requests.
The first half of the year showed their FISA content requests affected <40,000 accounts.
The second half of the year showed their FISA content requests affected <51,000 accounts.
That’s a 30% increase in accounts affected in just 6 months.
It’s possible, of course, what we’re seeing is a new kind of service being accessed by the government, which might by itself justify such a spike. Or it may be that the government is doing that much more spying.