Outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act Puts 4th Amendment Rights at RiskSubmitted by mikrokosmos on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 08:21
New member, first post...hopefully this isn't old news to the DP crew:
"The U.S. government obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer."
The Wikileaks supporter has not been charged with any wrongdoing, the target of the order received no notification that they've been targeted, and the government had only to show "reasonable grounds" that the information to be obtained would be "relevant and material" to an investigation...no probable cause needed.
Original WSJ article (subscription required): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020347680457661...