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US senator puts hold on Intelligence Authorization Act

Tuesday 28 June 2016 | 11:11 CET | News
A US senator has placed a hold on the annual Intelligence Authorization Act, which grants congressional approval for clandestine operations carried out by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies, Reuters reported. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said that the legislation, which would expand the FBI's power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain certain internet records, would lead to a "dramatic erosion" of US privacy rights.

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