FBI wants greater access to your emails and internet history


THERE ARE 1,000 TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS IN EVERY SINGLE U.S. STATE… THAT’S ACCORDING TO F- B-I DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY AND THE AGENCY WANTS TO CHANGE ONE TACTIC THEY SAY WILL HELP IMMENSELY IN BATTLING TERROR RECRUITMENT… LOGGING ONTO YOUR COMPUTER AND SEARCHING YOUR INTERNET HISTORY. VALLEY NEWS TEAM’S BRADFORD ARICK FINDS THAT WHILE MANY ARE FINE WITH THE IDEA… OTHERS CALL IT AN INVASION OF DIGITAL PRIVACY. THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI OUTLINED THE PLAN IN THE TWIN CITIES… CAUTIONING ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE SWAYED INTO AIDING TERRORISTS HOME OR ABROAD. “THERE WILL BE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO DOWN THAT PATH AND I HOPE VERY MUCH TO WORK OURSELVES OUT OF THAT WORK” JAMES COMEY FBI DIRECTOR THE AGENCY WANTS EXPANDED USE OF NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS. THAT’S A FEDERAL SUBPOENA SAYING YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP INFORMATION IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY– AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE A JUDGE’S APPROVAL . AND THE FBI WANTS THOSE TO NOW INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL INTERNET DATA… LIKE EMAILS… BECAUSE OF TERRORISM CONCERNS. “SO IT DOESN’T BOTHER YOU?” BRADFORD “NO IT DOESN’T BOTHER ME.” MALEK MALEK SAYS HE DOESN’T DO MUCH ONLINE SO IT’S NOT A PROBLEM. “HONESTLY I DON’T CARE IF THEY ARE. IF THEY ARE AND IT HELPS NATIONAL SECURITY GO FOR IT. THE ONLY PEOPLE I WOULD THINK THAT REALLY SHOULD BE OBJECTED ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE.” JIM KJOS “IT’S ONE’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND THAT GOES BEYOND ANYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT THEY CAN ACCESS SOMETHING THAT YOU OWN THAT’S IN YOUR POSSESSION.” MASON MUND AND GROUPS LIKE GOOGLE… FACEBOOK… YAHOO AND THE ACLU ALL AGREE… SAYING IN A JOINT LETTER QUOTE “IT WOULD DRAMATICALLY EXPAND THE ABILITY OF THE FBI TO GET SENSITIVE INFORMATION… WITHOUT COURT OVERSIGHT.” THIS PLAN IS PART OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT OF 2015… AND A SENATE COMMITTEE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON IT THIS THURSDAY. BRADFORD ARICK VALLEY NEWS LIVE WE HAVE POSTED ONLINE THE FULL LETTER FROM THOSE OPPOSING THIS LEGISLATION. JUST SEARCH FOR THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE… VALLEYNEWSLIVE. COM

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