Congress should curb FBI security letters

  • Article by: Los Angeles Times Editorial
  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 5:58 PM

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the FBI to stop issuing “national security letters” to phone companies and Internet service providers, denying the bureau an investigative tool it has used with alarming frequency to secretly gather logs of Americans’ calls, e-mails and related activity.

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