The current dynamic is all over the place — sometimes the government can read your emails without warrants, sometimes it can’t.
Next week the Senate Judiciary Committee will be taking up amendments that could vastly improve the situation.
But some members of the committee are doing law enforcement’s bidding and might try to give the spooks even easier access to our emails.
It’s a good moment for this push, as General Petraeus email scandal has revealed the astonishing degree of access the government has to our emails and personal information.
Plainly put: The FBI gained warrantless access to a series of email accounts, and took down one of the figures most respected by the political establishment and the mainstream media.
They can absolutely do the same thing to any last one of us.
Join us as we urge the Senate to protect us from undue government access to our emails: Tell them to come back with a warrant.