FBI pushing Patriot Act powers

Monday, 7 November 2005, 4:12 AM EST

Lawmakers expressed concern Sunday that the FBI was aggressively pushing the powers of the anti-terrorist USA Patriot Act to access private phone and financial records of ordinary people.

"We should be looking at that very closely," said Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "It appears to me that this is, if not abused, being close to abused."

At Wired.

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