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F.b.i. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds


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Valerie E. Caproni, FBI

Valerie E. Caproni, F.B.I. general counsel, said the bureau had carefully considered each change to its operations manual.

Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash, or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.

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