Warrantless Searches

Posted by lex, on July 29, 2010

Used to be this sort of thing was considered Shredding teh Constitution:

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual’s Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.

The administration wants to add just four words — “electronic communication transactional records” — to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge’s approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a user’s browser history. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the “content” of e-mail or other Internet communication.

Honest Citizens should have Nothing to Hide.

Hope and chains!

When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson

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