Welcome to the new norm, Government surveillance is on the rise look at the graph in the link, when Obama became president he promised transparency,
well looks like another failed policy to me.
This is the sixth time we’ve released this data, and one trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise. As you can see from the
graph below, government demands for user data have increased steadily since we first launched the Transparency Report. In the first half of 2012,
there were 20,938 inquiries from government entities around the world. Those requests were for information about 34,614 accounts.
There is more to see at the link.
Transparency Report: Government Requests on the
I predict this will wind up in the courts. It should be a requirement that users be informed of the invasion.
Emails and personal writings are covered by the papers and personal effects. Case Law has covered personal written documents. They need a warrant. If
they can search this they can search anything without a warrant.
Oh one more thing, the top two contributors to Obama's campaign were Google and Microsoft.
Barack Obama (D)
1 University of California $1,092,906
2 Microsoft Corp $761,343
3 Google Inc $737,055
4 US Government $627,628
5 Harvard University $602,992
I can't get my photo upload to work right now. If someone else can upload the graphs and post them into the thread that would be helpful!