Originally Posted by gun runner
Yes the feds can read your e mail
I think the original post about the Leahy bill was more about the legal issues of capturing electronic communications without a warrant, rather than whether it is technically feasible or not (which it is of course). As to whether large scale snooping is actually taking place or not is debatable. That said, good old Alex Jones is on another of his conspiracy rants about this sort of thing.
Personally, I don't give a damn (at least for now).
The National Security Agency has refused to release details of a secret presidential directive which experts believe could allow the military and intelligence agencies to operate on the networks of private companies, such as Google and Facebook.
As we reported last week, an article in the Washington Post, cited several US officials saying that Obama signed off on the secret cybersecurity order, believed to widely expand NSA’s spying authorities, in mid-October.
“The new directive is the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an “offensive” and a “defensive” action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” the report states.