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House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers | Threat Level | Wired.com

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The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The FISA Amendments Act, (.pdf) which is expiring at year's end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans' phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted 'to acquire foreign intelligence information.' The govt has also interpreted the law to mean that as long as the real target is al-Qaida, the government can wiretap purely domestic e-mails and phone calls without getting a warrant from a judge. The Obama administration has called its passage a top intelligence priority.

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