We sleep and give away our rights
POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:34pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 6:49pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Does this bother you?
The IRS now says they don't need a warrant, nor permission at all to read your e-mails.
TheHill.com reports, they don't need permission to look at your text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, is complaining.
I cannot believe I am agreeing with them.
In a 2009 handbook, the IRS said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because internet users "do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications." A 2010 presentation by the IRS Office of General Counsel reiterated the policy.
Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, government officials only need a subpoena, issued without a judge's approval, to read emails that have been opened or that are more than 180 days old.
So, let me ask you. Where is the outrage?
So far, there is none.
Remember during the Patriot Act?
All the uber-left were screaming because they thought their phones would be tapped.
It seems many are just fat, dumb and happy.
As long as they can get cell phone service and their reality show is on, that's all they care about, while every day we are giving our liberties away.
That's my point of view, what's yours?