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House votes to tighten terror, spy record probes

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posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 09:38 PM
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House votes to tighten terror, spy record probes


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Earlier this year, FBI auditors found the agency had abused its National Security Letter authority, which allows companies to release private information, such as telephone and financial records, without court approval.

Use of the national security letters has grown significantly since the September 11 attacks on the United States.

The legislation passed by the House explicitly prohibits the FBI from initiating a national security letter in a way that skirts the law.
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posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 09:38 PM
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Although it's not much, this legislation sounds like a step in the right direction. I'm tired of agents abusing their power and using ways to get around the system. They often play the "terror" card to justify their own means.

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