In a major blow to citizens’ privacy, the US Senate voted today to give law administration agencies such as the FBI and CIA the power to look into your browser history after a warrant. Thanks, Mitch McConnell.

Senators Ron Wyden from Oregan and Senator Steve Daines of Montana led the charge to insert aloofness protections into the Patriot Act, which gives law administration agencies power for surveillance in order to advance civic security. However, the aloofness aegis alteration fell short by just one vote, as many senators who may have voted in favor of it didn’t show up.

This vote is a setback to the aloofness of citizens at assorted levels. There’s already a growing level of affair among aloofness advocates as governments around the world are using the coronavirus communicable as a shield to insert new surveillance measures without any guardrails.

Evan Greer, the deputy administrator of Fight For The Future, a non-profit agenda advancement group, told Motherboard that the Patriot Act should be repealed in its entirety:

The Patriot Act should be repealed in its entirety, set on fire, and buried in the ground. It’s one of the worst laws passed in the last century, and there is zero affirmation that the mass surveillance programs it enables have ever saved a single human life.

Under section 215 of the Patriot Act, the FBI and other agencies can go to your internet provider and ask for your browsing data after assuming any cause.

As The Register noted, HTTPS access to websites and SSH tunneling can make it harder for these agencies to look up your data. Plus, for acute browsing, you can use the Tor Browser that provides an extra layer of anonymity through its three-level security.

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