by Mike Masnick
Wed, Dec 5th 2012 5:24am
Pro Publica has done it again. They've put together a great report on how the government can usually get your digital data without bothering to get a warrant. On top of that, they line it up with what the law actually says about the subject. Here are just a couple examples, but check out the whole thing:
Beyond phone records and location data, they explain how law enforcement can get IP addresses, emails, email drafts (treated differently than emails), text messages, general cloud data and social media information. And... the shorthand version is that the government can pretty much look at an awful lot of your data with very little judicial oversight.
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