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+ - FBI abused Patriot act powers

devnulljapan writes: Well, we all knew this, but here's the scoop from the Guardian and the BBC and CNN even Faux News is covering it, albeit with a spin that it's all Robert Mueller's fault:
The FBI abused its powers under the PATRIOT act to obtain information about US citizens, according to a justice department report published yesterday. The Justice department's inspector-general, Glenn Fine, said the FBI had been illegally using its powers in some cases, was under-reporting the frequency with which it forced firms to hand over customer information, and obtained phone records other than for emergencies.
Why is this not front page news in the US? If only the acronym was ANNA-NICOLE-SMITH...

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