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

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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
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Fri, 11-23-2012 - 9:41pm

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

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

 

by Declan McCullagh

| November 20, 2012

 

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.

 

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552225-38/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

 

It’s just a repair to the Petraeus case. It justifies unreasonable surveillance done by the FBI. In this country, everybody is spied by the Feds, include celebrities.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
We should be surprised? The democrats want you out of their bedrooms, but they want to invade every other aspect of your life.