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House expected to vote on search and browsing privacy this week

Enlarge / Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), center, on Capitol Hill in March 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images An amendment to protect Americans’ search and browsing records from government snooping is gaining momentum in the House of Representatives. A vote on the proposal could come as soon as Wednesday. Two weeks ago, the …

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Limits on FBI access to search histories fails by one Senate vote

Enlarge / Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) speak in January. The four men are leading advocates for limiting government surveillance powers. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images An effort to protect Americans’ browsing and search histories from warrantless government surveillance failed by a single vote in …

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