National Security Brief: U.S. Counterterror Agency Has New Spy Powers

From ThinkProgress Thu Dec 13 2012, 14:04:09

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Counterterrorism Center now has the authority to examine government files of U.S. citizens "for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them." The Journal notes that the new powers are "a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about [...]

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