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OT; Senate bill makes it easy for federal agencies to read your email; who needs warrants?


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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012, 10:52:01 AM PST
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552225-38/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants/

Highlights:

✭ Grants warrantless access to Americans' electronic correspondence to over 22 federal agencies. Only a subpoena is required, not a search warrant signed by a judge based on probable cause.

✭ Permits state and local law enforcement to warrantlessly access Americans' correspondence stored on systems not offered "to the public," including university networks.

✭ Authorizes any law enforcement agency to access accounts without a warrant -- or subsequent court review -- if they claim "emergency" situations exist.

✭ Says providers "shall notify" law enforcement in advance of any plans to tell their customers that they've been the target of a warrant, order, or subpoena.

✭ Delays notification of customers whose accounts have been accessed from 3 days to "10 business days." This notification can be postponed by up to 360 days.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:53:44 AM PST
It's good to know our tax dollars will go to federal agents snooping through Viagra spam and Nigerian scam emails.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:54:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012, 10:54:25 AM PST
G. says:
Forward!

yup...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:58:54 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:
Don't get involved in shady stuff and you won't have to worry about this.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:59:33 AM PST
FOGE says:
I can't wait til the government gets to see all the witty emails I send out! Especially the ones that make fun of the govt. Are they looking at my search history yet? That's just video games and porn.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:08:22 AM PST
Carlito says:
Haha...thinking same thing...they're going to have a book on me that says...'JBitties really likes Jenaveve Jolie...'

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 11:16:16 AM PST
Lord Fried says:
oh no....i hope they don't go thru my online & videogame purchases, old navy coupons and bill payment receipts...i'm so scared!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:18:52 AM PST
So do you approve of this bill?

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 11:20:48 AM PST
J. Pardee says:
Sweet! Hopefully they start looking through my emails so they can see all the nude pictures I email to people of myself.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:22:48 AM PST
Jut like those shady children put on No Fly lists.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:24:45 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
So Obamacare is unconstitutional but this noise isn't?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:24:59 AM PST
pyroguy says:
bahahahahahahahahahahaha

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:26:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012, 11:26:27 AM PST
Republicans just loved the Patriot Act and yet they hate Obamacare. Granted, Obama's continued the lousy Patriot Act even though he said he wouldn't.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:30:30 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Yeah, and that's a huge sore spot for me.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 11:35:05 AM PST
FBI got a file on you
Think they don't but they g-damn do
All seeing eye is watching you
Everything you say, and everything you do.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:35:48 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
He only has the power to veto or sign it. And if it passes with a 2/3rds majority again it becomes law anyways overriding the veto. Ultimately, he could've only delayed it even if he had truly been opposed to it rather than paying lip service.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:36:47 AM PST
What did people expect?

Presidents don't get elected to promote peace and decrease government control.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:38:50 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Eh, truth.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:38:52 AM PST
Obama could always choose to keep his promise. If the Democrats and Republicans in Congress override him then Obama can take it to the people.

Instead Obama chooses to embrace the concept of a police state.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:39:45 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Personally, I just want to know where all the teabaggers screaming about smaller government were when the USAPATRIOT act was signed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:41:50 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Yes. He could have. But he's a politician and like almost all politicians he is a lying scumbag. You just have to find the least objectionable scumbag when voting time rolls around.

I may not agree with Ron Paul on a lot of things, but I respect the heck out of him. He's an oddity insofar as that he sticks to his guns. What he says is what he believes and his voting record reflects that. If you elect him (to any office whatsoever) you know exactly what you're getting.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:42:32 AM PST
Considering that the Democrats rule the Senate and this is a Senate bill shouldn't we be wondering where all of the Democrats who pretended to be outraged about warrantless surveillance during the Bush era are currently hiding?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:44:15 AM PST
FOGE says:
They had there Warhawk hats on and thought anything called Patriot was good. And I'm usually republican but I recognized the loss of liberty in that bill. Not that it affects me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:46:00 AM PST
The internet, mostly. When they ended up actually getting elected...they just became (angrier) Republicans.

The PATRIOT Act is only bad when it's not the right wing suppprting it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 11:48:02 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
That as well, damnit.
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