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U.S. Weighs Wider Wiretap Laws to Cover Online Activity

05/07/2013 11:37 pm ET

The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

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