Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Email Privacy Bill Rewritten To Actually Remove Email Privacy

Yes this is actually Pat Leahy being clutched by the actual Joker."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. [Senator Pat] 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."
Maybe we're all better off without the Senate protecting our Internet privacy. UPDATE: Tech industry people get angry, Leahy kills the warrantless part, for now.

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nostrich@twitter (#233,755)
SkinnyNerd (#224,784)

@nostrich@twitter Grassley expressed skepticism about creating new barriers for police investigations at a committee meeting in September.
How is obtaining a warrant a barrier? How is this guy a Senator?

Danzig! (#5,318)

@SkinnyNerd he won the position in the "most baffling twitter feed" contest

GiovanniGF (#224)

Is there an easy way to find out whether any of my ex-girlfriends work at one of those 22 agencies?

Mr. B (#10,093)

@GiovanniGF If you've got access to a public records database, yes! If not, not.

BadUncle (#153)

And like that, insider trading moved to Pinterest.

Matthew Phelan (#10,133)

I'd like everyone who thinks they know how to blog to take a minute to deeply consider the brilliance of redeploying this image of Patrick Leahy's Dark Knight cameo for this post.

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