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House rejects privacy limits in voting to reauthorize new warrantless surveillance law

January 12, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives rejected privacy limits on Thursday when it approved a six-year extension of the law that permits warrantless surveillance of foreign targets that can also sweep up Americans’ communications.

The bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act goes next to the Senate, where additional privacy protections are expected to be rejected, report the New York Times and NPR. The current law expires Jan. 19, USA Today reports. The Huffington Post also has coverage.

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