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Senator stalls intelligence funding bill over surveillance concerns

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    A U.S. senator has stalled an intelligence budget bill over concerns that it would expand surveillance while limiting oversight of it.

    Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, has placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act, saying the bill would allow the FBI, without a court order, to demand U.S. residents' email and Internet records from ISPs and other communications providers.

    The bill would allow the FBI to obtain new records through the controversial National Security Letter program, which allows the FBI to collect phone and financial records through administrative subpoenas.

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