I cannot help but wonder how good are the “safeguards” that the Senate, and now the House approved? How carefully are civil liberties protected?  How much attention is paid to people’s right to privacy? Will it perhaps mean an end to unconstitutional wiretaps without warrants?

Here’s hoping there’s *something* decent in there. If not, I suppose we’ll all know when it’s too late.

House approves safeguards to Patriot Act (Reuters) Reuters – A White House-backed bill to bolster protection of civil liberties under the anti-terror USA Patriot Act won final congressional approval on Tuesday from the U.S. House of Representatives.

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