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Thursday, July 29, 2010

this is VERY dangerous ground

i know king george and his merry band of feudal lords and assassins didn't care about the constitution and our rights. et tu barrack? if one is suspected of terrorism i would imagine the feds would have it VERY easy getting a warrant from a judge to tap their email (or phone or snail mail or whatever). VERY easy. there is NO need for this. NONE. almost the very same thing CAN (and is) be done LEGALLY

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity
Washington Post Staff Writer  

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.
The administration wants to add just four words -- "electronic communication transactional records" -- to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge's approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a user's browser history. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the "content" of e-mail or other Internet communication.............

pic: Lawyer Stewart Baker said the change would sometimes "mean giving a lot more information to the FBI." (Courtesy Of The Department Of Homeland Security)

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