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No warrant needed now for your web browsing history


Thanks to a remarkably close vote in the Senate, it is now legal for the US government to look through any US citizen's browsing history.

A few days ago, the Senate was given the opportunity to vote for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. The Act, which was passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, represented a huge expansion of the US surveillance state but passed without much hassle due to heightened fears around international and domestic terrorism. This new reauthorization, however, featured an amendment which would allow for the mass collection of internet browsing history, which goes beyond the remit of the original act.