Senate Falls Short on Expansion of FBI Surveillance Authority


The United States Senate last week rejected a Republican-backed amendment that would have given the FBI expanded authority to access the browser histories and other electronic records of targets of terrorism and other national security investigations without first obtaining a warrant. The Senate voted 58-38 for the amendment, cosponsored by Sens. Richard Burr and John McCain. The amendment would have granted the FBI the power to obtain suspected terrorists’ electronic records without a court order.

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Apple to argue First Amendment rights in FBI decryption battle

Article Image As expected, Apple intends to argue its First Amendment rights as part of a multi-pronged legal strategy designed to flout a court order compelling the company unlock an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino shootings.

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