Fox News on December 30, 2012, published an AP report on President Barack Obama has signing into law a five-year extension of the U.S. government’s authority to monitor the overseas activity of suspected foreign spies and terrorists. Excerpts below:
The warrantless intercept program would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval. The renewal bill won final passage in the Senate on December 28.
Known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law allows the government to monitor overseas phone calls and emails without obtaining a court order for each intercept.