rubi_con_man: Interesting side fact: The puritans that founded Boston wanted laws that outlawed curtains and shutters so that people could spy on each other through their windows...
WTF Indeed: sendtodave: Do you feel that this program is in line with American ideals? I believe this program is in line with American law.
Dr Dreidel: robotpirateninja: Read the damn EULA or your ToS, how can you expect privacy when you signed a big long contract giving it up?Much (or some) of that is unenforceable. They have their lawyers draw up the paperwork as best they can, but it's not bulletproof by a long shot (even outside the EU). Like the waiver you sign before skiing or skydiving, it's meant to make you think you've signed away your rights, when in actuality, you can't sign all of them away, ever.
roddack: sendtodave: See? Nothing in there about phone records or electronic correspondence.The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
AliceBToklasLives: As a card-carrying liberal, I'm still looking for the derp in TFA. Maybe since it's early, but da judge sounded reasonable to me.The analogy makes sense:The modern-day British soldiers -- our federal agents -- are not going from house to house; they are going from phone to phone and from computer to computer, enabling them to penetrate every aspect of our lives.
Satanic_Hamster: I'm assuming, of course, he was just as offended by these practices in the 2000's, right.sendtodave: See? Nothing in there about phone records or electronic correspondence.Records that are in the hand of a 3rd party and records that the third party is free to (and regularly does) sell off to the highest bidder.
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