Feds to give cops Internet-snooping powers

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Fri, Jun 19th, 2009 10:36 by capnasty NEWS

Police will be given new powers to eavesdrop on Internet-based communications as part of a contentious government bill, to be announced Thursday, which Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan has said is needed to modernize surveillance laws crafted during ''the era of the rotary phone.''

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