New privacy bill would require search warrant for e-mail, cell tracking

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Sep 26, 2012
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  1. Several technology companies including Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Twitter are backing a new privacy bill that was recently introduced in the US House of Representatives. Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren's bill would require law enforcement officials to obtain a search...

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  2. This is pretty much the best idea they have come up within 6-7 years...
  3. This will get **** blocked by the government. I support this new bill but it wont pass.
  4. Jiopaba2

    Jiopaba2 TS Rookie

    Perhaps so. but... it's kind of hard to argue when Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Twitter are telling you to do something. The amount of money and information control they can bring to bear on this sort of thing would be mindblowing. If Google felt like making "Support this Bill! Defend your Privacy!" their search logo thing for the day, every letter or email campaign in the world would suddenly pale to insignificance before the storm of support it would unleash.
  5. So there's a bill requiring a warrant. I suppose that keeps the "honest" officials out of our phones at least... Oh, well. I guess the CIA just has to start covering their tracks a little better.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    This is a great idea!!! Now they have to legally crack your email or phone!!!! This means accountability.

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