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1 Curt  Thu, Aug 9, 2012 10:30:34am

Despite the named plantiffs, this is a set back. If there is a case, then why not go for a warrant? Modify the law to reflect the realities of who, not the number being tapped, then you at least have a control on the Feds.

If not, this shall be used for all sorts of cases, and….I predict others will be screaming, a lot, about the invasion of privacy this will allow.

Lord knows, no Federal employee ever just sorta, maybe out of curiosity (and not a legal authority) might have, maybe, sorta, knida looked at records collected that they really didn’t need to…because, you know…”it was just there…”

It will all be funny until it’s you.

2 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Aug 9, 2012 11:29:42am

Wireless or wired?

I can see a difference between sending something out over the airwaves, and sending it on a wire.

Also, what about the difference between fishing into your home computer via modem and intercepting your emails?

It’s all very tangled.

3 Political Atheist  Thu, Aug 9, 2012 2:36:15pm

re: #2 Mostly sane, most of the time.

To me that’s simple. If you want to listen in and use it as evidence, get a warrant. To me this should just apply according to each and every technology. I would even apply that to certain technologies like heat mapping and sophisticated microphones or lasers that can get voices from window vibration.

Unless the person is in public of course, then “plain view” applies.


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