DOJ and Obama seek warrantless tracking of cell phones and no expectation of privacy in emails.
"The Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls." http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10451518-38.html
"The biggest issue at stake is whether or not courts are going to accept the government's minimal view of what is protected by the Fourth Amendment," says EFF's Bankston. "The government is arguing that based on precedents from the 1970s, any record held by a third party about us, no matter how invasively collected, is not protected by the Fourth Amendment.""
I hate to side with the ACLU on almost anything. They are fighting this. I would have to agree as well. Slowly we are becoming subjects of the State
1. Patriot Act becomes PERMANENT
2. Fighting to remove the Rights of Citizens accused of a crime.
3. No Right to assume Privacy of Location
4. Recommended Government Agents infiltrate Citizens groups
5. Groups that disagree with this administration is now called ANTI-GOVERNMENT
6. FCC declares Internet a "Public Utility" free to be regulated for content
7. Government passes Gov't run Healthcare against the expressed wishes of the MAJORITY of AMERICANS.
Oh did I say all this was under BUSH? I meant OBAMA. If this was done under Bush the Liberals would be heading up the Teaparty protest..