Federal snoops seek exception – phone pretexting bill withdrawn

HR 4943, To prohibit fraudulent access to telephone records, which was expected to be approved by Congress, has been withdrawn from a House vote, perhaps in light of the recently revealed National Security Agency program collecting telephone activity information without a subpoena or the subscriber’s authorization.

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I previously reported on this and an other related House bill.

Letter from Ed Markey to Dennis Hastert inquiring about the disappearance of HR 4943.

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