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As FBI surveillance takes center stage, Senator Wyden warns against eroding civil liberties

After the Senate beat back a proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers in the wake of the Orlando shooting, the Oregon Democrat told Passcode 'the public is picking up that you don’t fight terror by eroding our freedoms for policies that don’t leave them safer.'

Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who has made preserving citizens' privacy in the Digital Age a personal crusade, is in the spotlight this week. He’s fighting to defeat two proposals now percolating on Capitol Hill that privacy advocates say could dramatically expand law enforcement’s surveillance and hacking authorities.

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