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Congress Considers PATRIOT Expansion Behind Closed Doors

The Senate Intelligence Committee is considering behind doors not only to renew the USA PATRIOT act — including the infamous section 215 — but to also expand the FBI’s power to demand private records of people who aren’t suspected of any crime – *without* a judge’s approval. Say No to New PATRIOT

I think the reality that USAPA will be continued and expanded confirms that the government documents community needs to challenge and fight against any future government controlled/ centralized government information system as the sole repository of all digital government information. Just imagine if the FBI knocks GPO door asking user information! They will already have it, or the ability to mine it without asking libraries or users’ permission.

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