Is the Government Reading Your Email?

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgAn FBI agent told superiors that his friend Jill Kelly was subjected to e-mail harassment. The subsequent investigation did not uncover a crime, but it ultimately forced David Petraeus to resign as Director of the CIA. The incident is being cited as evidence that technology and laws passed since September 11 demonstrate how vulnerable innocent Americans are to invasions of privacy by government agencies, turning the US into a "surveillance state." Why don't constitutional protections apply to e-mail?  What's the role of Google, Facebook and the Cloud?


Declan McCullagh - CNET - @declanm, Julian Sanchez - Cato Institute - @normative, Paul Rosenzweig - Red Branch Consulting - @RosenzweigP, Jim Dempsey - Center for Democracy and Technology

Warren Olney

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