Secret Text In Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access To Email Records

Big Brother will soon be watching you more than ever. A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers using those beloved ‘National Security Letters’ — without a warrant and in complete secrecy. The spy bill passed the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, with the provision in it.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the only committee member to vote against the bill, wrote in a statement that one of the bill’s provisions “would allow any FBI field office to demand email records without a court order, a major expansion of federal surveillance powers.”

Details may be found in an article by Jenna McLaughlin in at

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