Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:28am
FAQ: HOW FAR DOES THE NEW WIRETAP LAW GO?
[SOURCE: C-Net|News.com, AUTHOR: Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache]
Just before leaving town for a month's vacation, a divided U.S. Congress acceded to President George Bush's requests for expanded Internet and telephone surveillance powers. Over strong objections from civil liberties groups and many Democrats, legislators voted over the weekend to temporarily rewrite a 1978 wiretapping law that the Bush administration claimed was hindering antiterrorism investigations. To help explain what the Protect America Act of 2007 means, CNET News.com has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
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