IRS doesn't believe in warrants for e-mail

Documents suggest IRS lawyers don't think a search warrant is needed for obtaining e-mail, burglars steal user data from video service Vudu, and T-Mobile touts trade-in program before its iPhone 5 launch.

CNET Update gets worked up over warrants:


The Internal Revenue Service has documents suggesting that it doesn't need a search warrant to access e-mail or private messages on Facebook and Twitter. CNET's Declan McCullagh has the story looking into the privacy guideline at the IRS that goes against what many lawmakers have argued.

Today's tech roundup also looks into the user data stolen from Vudu's offices, and T-Mobile's push for converts with an iPhone trade-in promotion.

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