Expanded PATRIOT Act would allow warrantless online surveillance

Via The Daily Beast

A vote to renew the 2001 PATRIOT Act, passed soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks may be expanded with additional surveillance powers.

The expanded powers would allow the FBI and government to surveil any individual’s browsing and online history without a warrant as long as it is part of an investigation.

Currently, a warrant is necessary in order to obtain this level of personal data on any individuals. With these new surveillance powers, individuals can be spied on without their knowledge or permission.

There are currently efforts to block this expansion but it’s unclear how the renewal will proceed.

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