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

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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.

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.


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The list of agencies that would receive civil subpoena authority for the contents of electronic communications also includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission.


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Avoid any and all doubt, just send an E-mail to the White House, you will be on the shite list.


CollegeFBRules
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Some shite still amazes me.


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Some shite still amazes me.


We can only hope that the Supreme Court overturns this.


DeltaDoc
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I thought the Democrats were against this type of stuff...isn't that how they overtook the House and Senate in 2006 and isn't that how Obama was elected in 2008?


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Joshjrn
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We can only hope that the Supreme Court overturns this.


Hasn't passed yet. Set for a vote next week. Get on the horn with your representatives.


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You don't really think the Supreme Court will overturn this, they will do what our Supreme Leader tells them to do. The New World we live in.


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Patrick Leahy


Not surprising. Big proponent of expanded Patriot Act powers

frick this guy


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Mike da Tigah
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Where are the Patriot Bill opponents from the left?



This is horrific, but still, WHERE ARE THEY, and why aren't they up in arms?



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Bush's Fault! Patriot Act!


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Archie Bengal Bunker
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This is fricking sick. The War on Terror has been nothing more than a War on Privacy and Freedom. It is disgusting.


prplhze2000
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trying to find the bill number


Joshjrn
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trying to find the bill number


So am I. The Senate site isn't very search-friendly.


Joshjrn
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Looks like the article is discussing proposed amendments to this proposed bill:

S.1011
Latest Title: Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 5/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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UncleFestersLegs
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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.


Irony.

Anyone who doesn't think this will pass both Houses of Congress is fooling themselves. If there is one thing both teams agree on it's the ever intrusive State. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you will have the exact measure of injustice that will be imposed.

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Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces. Etienne de la Boetie - 1552




prplhze2000
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its an amendment but can't find it. Very poor writing by the reporter.


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jcole4lsu
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The Senate site isn't very search-friendly.

by design.


this is all part of the plan. move data to cloud storage, write bills to allow warrant-less monitoring of said data, keep tabs on populous.



BTHog
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I would argue that the right to email privacy attaches to the person(s) who own the servers they are stored on anyway, rather than the person(s) , so for instance yahoo could give the FBI permission to search your yahoo mailbox , and you would not have a warrantless search claim.

That being said, they should have to get warrants if the provider doesn't consent.




bradwieser
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I would argue that the right to email privacy attaches to the person(s) who own the servers they are stored on anyway, rather than the person(s) , so for instance yahoo could give the FBI permission to search your yahoo mailbox , and you would not have a warrantless search claim.


why? the post office can't read your mail.


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EST
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Fed gov is out of control

(I hope Harry Reid personally reads my emails btw)


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