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US Police Increasingly Peeping At Email, IMs

April 13th, 2011 04:14 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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angry tapir writes “US law enforcement organizations are making tens of thousands of requests for private electronic information from companies such as Sprint, Facebook and AOL, but few detailed statistics are available, according to a privacy researcher. Police and other agencies have ‘enthusiastically embraced’ asking for e-mail, instant messages and mobile-phone location data, but there’s no US federal law that requires the reporting of requests for stored communications data, according to Christopher Soghoian, a doctoral candidate at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.”

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