The NSA says their hoovering is only for "national security" purposes. Swearsies!!
Well, OK, then. See if this makes sense to you.
...data collection continues to occur on an immense scale. For instance, the lawsuit noted, the government said it collected over 534 million call detail records in 2017 even though it reported having only 40 surveillance targets....
534,000,000 call detail records for 40 'targets.'
40 'targets' plus every Trump voter and all their friends and relatives.