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Nov212012

ALERT: SENATE BILL LETS FEDS READ YOUR EMAIL... 

UPDATE - Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill

WITHOUT A WARRANT...

CNET is reporting that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to FBI and other law enforcement concerns.  A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' email, is scheduled for this week.

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CNET

Senate Bill Rewrite Lets Feds Read Your Emails Without A Warrant

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, all without a warrant.

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.

It's an abrupt departure from Leahy's earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications.  The Vermont Democrat boasted last year that his bill "provides enhanced privacy protections for American consumers by... requiring that the government obtain a search warrant."

Continue reading at CNET...

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UPDATE - Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill

 

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Reader Comments (3)

They are coming for your Social Security a program that YOU and YOUR EMPLOYER paid for rather then going after REAL WELFARE PROGRAMS like food stamps, etc. that actually cost taxpayers and likely after your 401K

Goldman Sachs CEO: Americans Should Work Longer & Receive Fewer Benefits

http://frontporchpolitics.com/2012/11/goldman-sachs-ceo-americans-should-work-longer-receive-fewer-benefits/

Private Savings Accounts May Be "On the Table" in Fiscal Cliff Talks

http://www.nationalseniorscouncil.org/

Republicans About To Fall For A World Class Social Security Bait-And-Switch Con

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrencehunter/2012/11/19/republicans-about-to-fall-for-a-world-class-social-security-bait-and-switch-con/

Flashback obama and lloyd go back a long time

Barack’s Wall Street Problem is Now America’s

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/4939/baracks-wall-street-problem-is-now-americas/
Nov 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterLadyLiberty
My dad is the Luckyest guy on the planet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,He's Dead..!
Nov 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Nov 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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