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There are hints that it is being treated differently, however. In a landmark 2010 case, United States v. Warshak, government investigators acknowledged that they read 27,000 emails without obtaining a search warrant, violating both the suspect's privacy and the privacy of everyone who communicated with the suspect, according to Crump.
Evidence obtained during that email search was thrown out on appeal by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but that ruling applies only to four U.S. states.
The case opened a window into what Crump fears is a widespread practice.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
Look up N.S.A. They record EVERY SINGLE TRANSMISSION of EVERY item, text, email, phone conversation, upload and download. No warrants used.
They make no bones about telling everyone they intercept every thing sent anywhere from the US and its locales and by every citizen. That have been doing it for years and years...
The NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Google something like "NSA records all phone calls..."etc...edit on 06-10-2010 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)