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Senate bill rewrite lets Feds read your e-mail without warrants

concealment (2447304) writes | about a year and a half ago

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concealment writes "A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge."

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Brian Knotts (855) | about a year and a half ago | (#42042321)

Just need to point out here who's in charge. This is being rewritten by Sen. Leahy of Vermont. Democrat.

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