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February 10, 2006

Police blotter: Patriot Act e-mail spying approved

Filed under: Computer Security,My Thoughts,News/Articles — Suramya @ 12:27 PM

Another not so useful move by the US govt in the ‘war’ against terrorism. My cooking can be described as a lethal weapon so I guess they need to check my email to make sure I am not a terrorist.

Abstract:

A federal judge recently approved a prosecutors’ Patriot Act request for e-mail surveillance without any evidence of wrongdoing by the target. The Patriot Act’s amendments authorize that type of easily obtainable surveillance of e-mail. All that’s required is that prosecutors claim the surveillance could conceivably be “relevant” to an investigation.

Complete Article: Patriot Act e-mail spying approved

– Suramya

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