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 September 21, 2015  Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Jenna McLaughlin reports:

A provision that would have forced tech companies like Twitter and Facebook to report every inkling of “terrorist activity” on their services to law enforcement was removed from the 2016 Intelligence Authorization Bill on Monday.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., put a hold on the bill in July because of the proposal supported by Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. The proposal generated intense and negative response from technologists and privacy supporters who said it would turn tech companies into “law enforcement watchdogs.”

Read more on The Intercept.

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