When is enough just ENOUGH?
Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006
On one hand, yes, e-mail is like a postcard that can be viewed by anyone seeing it. There are no envelopes to open so I can see where the government would say that. On the other hand, how do you get into the e-mail? The most obvious scenario is with a username and password.
There is your “envelope”. I think that a search warrant should be required. The Fourth Amendment is still law is it not? Why should the FBI, NSA, FTC, and other 3 letter government authorities have carte blanche on your e-mail? I can see them wanting access to this person’s e-mail, but they should have to go the proper route. I mean, the guy is not a terrorist or anything. He is a con artist. A con artist that is out to make money on the internet should not be treated the same way as what the United States government has termed as an “enemy combatant”.
Technically Speaking, the government here in the United States tries too hard to sometimes to protect our rights, while trampling the rights of others. Two wrongs never make a right.
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