This week, the US Senate voted to give the FBI the authority to tap into all of the phone data and online communications of anyone they want, as long as they are not suspected of any crime.
This legislation, which was passed in a bipartisan way, gives the FBI a wide array of new powers that are already available in the US.
It also gives the agency the power to hack into computers, phones and other electronic devices, and it has the power of searching through millions of user accounts on websites to search for specific keywords.
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Read moreOn Thursday, the Senate approved the FBI’s authority to collect internet communications from anyone without a warrant and to conduct mass surveillance on innocent people.
“The amendment authorizes the FBI to conduct electronic surveillance of a broad array of communications, including private communications and communications within a person’s home, business, or other non-federal entity,” said Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon.
“If there is an indication that a terrorist or foreign power is using communications to commit a crime, the FBI may be able to obtain this information from the communications.”
“The FBI has broad authority to gather communications,” Wyden added.
“The only way to stop the FBI from using its broad authority is to stop all communications.
That’s why this amendment would ensure that the FBI doesn’t use that power without a judge’s authorization.””
This amendment allows the FBI and its law enforcement partners to collect information about the online activity of millions of innocent people, without any warrant,” Senator Mark Warner, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement.”
It also provides the FBI with unprecedented surveillance powers that will allow it to collect data on Americans without a search warrant, without probable cause, and without probable intent to collect.”
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, we must ensure that law enforcement officials have the tools they need to keep the American people safe,” Warner said.