Civil liberties groups call on President Obama to veto any bill that extends controversial Patriot Act provisions
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Today civil liberties groups are calling on President Barack Obama to veto any bill that reauthorizes three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act, which expire at the end of May. Critics are opposed Section 215, which authorizes the FBI to secretly obtain internet, financial and other personal records of American citizens; the so called "lone wolf" provision, which allows secret surveillance of non-US citizens who haven’t been connected to a terrorist group, and the roving wiretap provision, which permits broad surveillance of communications, including phones and emails, without identification of a specific target. For more we go to Mark Rumold, Legal Fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who’ve investigated the use of these expiring provisions and say they’ve uncovered possible abuses of the law.