Dec 062012
 December 6, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Theodoric Meyer and Peter Maass of ProPublica  write:

The US government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your e-mails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena. Usually you won’t even be notified. The Senate last weektook a step toward updating privacy protection for emails, but it’s likely the issue will be kicked to the next Congress. In the meantime, here’s how police can track you without a warrant now:

Read more on Ars Technica.
Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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