Saturday, February 05, 2011

Security: Bush-era act of war on terror to stay in force for US fear factory

The U.S. Congress is debating plans to renew the Patriot Act adopted during the Bush era following the 9/11 attacks. It allows law enforcement agencies to search telephone and e-mail records of terror suspects. And while lawmakers insist the aim is to defend the public, many say the cost to civil liberties is just too high.