The digital age has been a boon for government surveillance. As cell phones and the Internet have become deeply entwined in our daily lives, more and more personal and proprietary data is being transmitted and stored on digital services. Much of it is readily accessible to government eavesdroppers. The number of wiretaps has been rising over the last 10 years. The National Security Agency is building huge new facilities to store and process everything it collects. Our national security and law enforcement agencies are drowning in information.