House extends controversial surveillance program after rejecting privacy advocates' plan to scale it back. In a clash between privacy advocates and security hawks, the House voted Thursday to extend a controversial government surveillance program after rejecting proposals to scale it back. The White House and the intelligence community had endorsed extending the so-called Section 702 surveillance program, but President Trump muddied the waters Thursday morning with a tweet suggesting the FBI had used the program to spy on his campaign. Ref. USAToday.
One part of me wants this to get the bad guys and yet the other part of me hates the intrusion where it does not belong.
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