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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Senate Republicans Set Up Vote To Expand FBI Spying, Citing the Orlando Massacre as the Reason

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the FBI’s authority to use a secretive surveillance order without a warrant to include email metadata and some browsing history information. The move was made although McConnell and others offered no proof as to the claimed reasoning that this legislation will ever prevent future attacks similar to the Orlando massacre.

Privacy advocates immediately denounced the effort, saying it seeks to exploit a mass shooting in order to expand the government’s digital spying powers.

Details may be found in an article by Dustin Volz in Reuters at

Categories: Email Security, Uncategorized

1 reply

  1. I’m confused:
    Is the legislature dysfunctional
    Is it the means by which they are elected that is dysfunctional
    Are the people who vote dysfunctional


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