Federal agencies have shown a shocking eagerness to use administrative subpoenas -- search warrants that do not require a judge's approval. These subpoenas subvert the Fourth Amendment. According to this item from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the tide may be turning, just a bit, against government snoops:
The federal government's increasing use of subpoenas without first getting a warrant -- let alone asking a judge to consider the matter -- is generating a lot of pushback from civil libertarians and conservatives. And rightly so. The fed's latest targets are private medical records:
Is the content of your emails private? It's not a question regarding the strength of your email account's password. Instead, we're referring to a bill moving through congress">Congress that would update the nation's email privacy laws. Right now, critics charge the protections are flimsy and must be strengthened.