"WASHINGTON — The FBI 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."

(via The Boston Globe “Rules eased on snooping by the FBI”)

I guess at this point I’m mostly surprised there are rules left to ease.  The Bureau’s general counsel assures everyone that the problems of national security letters have been fixed, so that’s a relief.