Congress just passed the extension of the Patriot Act with hardly a murmur and it was signed into law on May 27. Now Senator Ron Wyden (D Oregon) says that what the public has been led to believe the act allows and how the government secretly interprets it are two different things. The reason is that the government’s interpretations of the act are classified, so there is no way to know how it is being used–or abused–by the FBI, the CIA and other enforcement and investigative agencies.
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