Senate Democrats are getting ready to completely destroy whatever privacy you thought you had on the Internet with one grand Constitutional burning stroke. Holy shit, they are about to allow over 22 government agencies unfettered access to your email, Facebook, Twitter DMs and more. Would love for the ACLU to step up but my guess is they are only outraged when it’s the right doing these egregious things to the freedoms and liberties the citizens of this country used to hold dear. NO warrants needed. Need a look into someone’s email account? Sure go right ahead.
Best be finding yourself a secure overseas encrypted email account for online communications you don’t care for assholes in the federal government reading.
You know the Reid-led Senate can’t be bothered to come up with a budget in the last 4 years but they can propose bullshit like this? America, you are fucked.
Gateway Pundit via CNET reported:
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.
It’s an abrupt departure from Leahy’s earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications.