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A Spy Scramble

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posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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A Spy Scramble


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On Feb. 1, the stopgap electronic-surveillance law passed last summer is set to expire. If Congress does not approve a replacement law by then--or doesn't temporarily extend the existing law—then intelligence officials and congressional experts say it will become very difficult for intelligence agencies to launch new surveillance programs against fresh sets of targets. However, spy programs launched under the current, expiring, legal authority would be allowed to continue, intelligence officials assert.

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posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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This is a long read but it does put a lot of information forth. The short version is the parties are at odds for approving a new version of this law. The end result is there will be no wire tapping for terror surveillance after the start of the month. All I really got to say about that is if these people who run this country do not come up with some compromise that will keep the U.S. protected, then perhaps the next terror attack will come sooner then some might think.

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