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elianastar December 13th, 2015 12:52am

The SEC wants to read your email without a warrant. Personal privacy & the 4th & 5th Amendment are dead in the Internet cloud age.

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Maj Worth Economist
12/13/15 1:27 pm

"In April, the SEC chairwoman testified that the agency does not even use existing administrative (i.e., investigative) subpoena authority to access personal content stored by online service providers. Instead, it seeks emails directly from individuals. And the Federal Trade Commission admitted the same thing during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September."

getupbaby South City
12/13/15 7:03 am

The SEC doesn't want your emails. They only want your emails if your being investigated for financial crimes and they have to be 180 days old and must get an administrative subpoena.

Brilliant10 Ioway
12/12/15 10:48 pm

Please check the one email I have sent out, it is literally just a picture of puppies. I'm not hiding anything so I honestly don't care if you have a warrant or not; you may see my picture of puppies if you wish, with or without a warrant.

12/13/15 6:24 am

So you don't care about privacy or rights

Brilliant10 Ioway
12/13/15 8:33 am

Honestly, No, I don't care about my privacy from the government. I'm completely aware that the internet is not a private place and take that into consideration whenever I use it.

veritas1 Panda
12/12/15 9:17 pm

That is a hyperbolic, absolutist exaggeration.

12/13/15 12:49 am

Liberals are now pro SEC?

veritas1 Panda
12/13/15 12:54 am

What does this have to do with being pro or anti-SEC or liberals? This poll is about assessing the accuracy of the statement. And that statement fails.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
12/12/15 8:59 pm

The World Wide Web of information was never private. Every privacy agreement you agree to says this. No one should have ever expected it to be private. Take comfort in knowing that you are not that interesting to anyone, & no one would waste their time on your emails.

thefreshprintz Bradley, IL
12/12/15 8:59 pm

So what? I mean honestly, do you think anyone is wasting their time reading your emails?! Unless you are a terrorist or doing something illegal why do you care? I seriously couldn't care any less.

12/13/15 6:25 am

"What do you have to hide?" Classic.

Diogenes Not Biden It
12/12/15 8:50 pm

Why the SEC? Congress commits insider trading and the SEC wants to read our email? Heck, the SEC won't even lend insider whistleblowers an ear when crazy shit is going down. This country needs a Trump to shake down the corruption.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/12/15 8:15 pm

Yet another reason to encrypt everything you care about. Just because they can get to it doesn't have to mean they can get anything out of it.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/12/15 8:24 pm

You think the gov is incapable of decoding encrypted messages?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/12/15 8:33 pm

No. I'm sure they are working on it as each new version is discovered, but encryption technology is always one step ahead of the evil-doers it is designed to impede. Even if they can get through it by persistence, it takes enough time that they'll focus on what is really actually important, still a mostly-win for the public.

TheMobius Siberian Gulag
12/12/15 7:56 pm

The internet has destroyed privacy and technology has destroyed limited govt. the only hope is to have an uncorrupted govt.

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/12/15 7:26 pm

Chip by chip. One of these days, guys, pow! Right in the kisser! What I mean is - as the government takes away our rights, invades our privacy, we must eventually fight to regain these rights or lose them altogether. Just saying.

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/13/15 2:46 pm

Better to question authority than to lose that right, right?

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
12/12/15 6:10 pm

That conference has too much control already, need to let go, they ar3vnonlobgervyhevtop dog