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2012-11-24

Safe for now? Warrantless email bill gets scuttled

Alright, third post now regarding Big Brother-ish news.  Makes you wonder if they are trying to push this stuff through this week because of the holiday here in the states, hoping nobody will notice.  From the article, "Leahy's proposal would have allowed over 22 agencies...to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant."
Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill
After public criticism of proposal that lets government agencies warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will 'not support' such an idea at next week's vote.