According to Declan McCullagh at CNET News a host of various federal agencies in America could be reading your e-mail (and more) in just a week’s time — if a proposed senate bill passes through.
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.
You’ve gotta love being an American. Land of the free? Prrr! And these people have the gall to vomit lies over the supposed dictatorship of Hitler?
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants