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By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An effort in the U.S. Senate to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's authority to use a secretive surveillance order has delayed a vote on a popular email privacy bill, casting further doubt on whether the legislation will become law this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed consideration of a measure that would require government authorities to obtain a search warrant before asking technology companies, such as Microsoft and Alphabet Inc’s Google , to hand over old emails. A version of the Senate bill unanimously passed the House last month.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is not "at war" with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over the control of the National Treasury, the presidency said on Friday in response to widespread media reports. Recent media reports have spoken of a clash between Zuma and Gordhan, who is embroiled in an investigation over his role in the creation of a tax surveillance unit in the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), which he ran between 1999-2009. Gordhan said last week that newspaper reports saying he faced arrest were "extremely distressing", calling them an attack on the Treasury and asking for it to be protected.