Why is the Internet so outraged about Yahoo scanning e-mail to improve the relevance of advertisements? This privacy flap already happened... in 2011.
The founders of shuttered e-mail services Silent Mail and Lavabit -- the latter used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden -- want to bring easy-to-use, snoop-proof e-mail to everyone.
The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.
GCHQ secretly gained access to fiber-optic cables that carry the world's phone calls and Internet activity, reports the Guardian, and it's sharing the data with the NSA.
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But the administration will tell Congress tomorrow that the feds need more surveillance powers over e-mail messages, Twitter direct messages, and Facebook direct messages in other ways.
A secret interpretation of the Patriot Act led to the National Security Agency vacuuming up all of Verizon's phone logs. The NSA may be doing the same for e-mail and Web-browsing logs too.
Vagaries of federal surveillance law, enacted in 1968 and updated in 1986, favor lots of e-mail snooping over only a little.
The U.S. attorney general supports changes to existing e-mail and online storage snooping laws, which are currently under scrutiny in the House.
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says the Justice Department should not allow FBI agents to peruse Americans' private communications without obtaining a search warrant from a judge.