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Patriot Act Turns 10, With No Signs of Retirement

By Wired

October 26, 2011



The USA Patriot Act, the law granting the government vast surveillance powers that was adopted in the wake of September 11, turns a decade old Wednesday. But despite its namesake of "United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism," the law seemingly is being invoked far more to target domestic crime than for fighting terrorism.

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