Washington Post said:
Privacy advocates and at least one U.S. senator are expressing concern that legislation introduced Thursday would not only endorse the National Security Agency’s collection of all Americans’ phone records, but also give the agency permission to collect massive amounts of their e-mail records.
The bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA], which advanced out of the Senate Intelligence Committee, would codify limits that a special court has placed on NSA’s use of the records.
But if the FISA Improvements Act became law, Congress would be validating expansive powers that have been claimed by the NSA and upheld by a court — but never explicitly written into statute — to harvest the phone and e-mail records of millions of Americans, the advocates say.
Hmmm... new government method? As soon as the scandal over stepping on voter's rights illegally is big enough you just legalize it?