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Obama Signs Bill to Extend Warrantless Wiretapping

HeadlinesJan 02, 2013

President Obama has signed into law an extension of the federal government’s sweeping powers to conduct warrantless wiretapping. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows for the monitoring of domestic phone calls and emails as long as one of the parties in the communication is outside the United States. The controversial program was set to expire at the end of 2012 but has now been renewed for another five years.

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