You know this Land of the Free thing, yeah? Well then, why allow the FBI to trawl through Americans’ browsing history without a warrant?

Congress has been urged to introduce a measure that would require the FBI to get a warrant before agents can review Americans’ internet browsing and search histories – just days after an amendment to do that fell by one vote in the Senate.

More than 50 advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), and Human Rights Watch, have written a letter [PDF] to the leaders of the US House of Representatives asking them to add a similar warrant requirement to the USA Freedom Act – a law bill reauthorizing several spy programs – when it comes before them.

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