- Sep 11, 2008
- North of Boston
Ah, well, that makes it all better. We certainly can trust the FBI, and all extensions of our government, to follow the rules, have good intentions and only do the right thing.Apparently this is sort of fake news.
The Senate vote was to repeal the ability to track your history, and it failed. It's not a new ability voted in. It's already in the Patriot Act, the Senate was trying to remove it.
And the FBI still needs court approval that the request is related to counterterrorism, to get your internet history.
The Senate voted on a Patriot Act amendment. But access to Americans' web histories isn't as easy or widespread as this claim implies.www.google.com
It's always worth noting where the information is coming from. USAToday is going to put things in the most positive liberal light they can.
From the article. Note that this Robert Chesney they are quoting and believing is a college professor, a vocation not known for people with conservative views.
Section 215 allows government investigators to obtain internet browsing history or search queries, but there are limitations, Chesney said. For an American, the power may be used only to obtain web history related to a counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigation.