Vetoed: Warrantless Spying Is Here To Stay
Posted October 3, 2012on:
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Certainly hope those politicians don’t mind when we start ‘spying’ on THEM… Leaks abound, cause, hey, I don’t need no stinkin’ warrant…
California Governor Jerry Brown struck down a privacy bill that would have required a warrant before tracking the location of a citizen’s mobile device, signaling a trend among Democrats and Republicans, at all levels of power, that warrantless spying has become a staple of American life. Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that wiretapping has nearly quadrupled under President Obama. After Senate Democrats refused to pass a cybersecurity law for America’s infrustructure installations, such as power plants, the Obama administration is reportedly penning an executive order to push through some of the measures.
Proponents of warrantless spying argue that faster criminals require faster response times, such as the need to find a missing child before it became too late. “It may be that legislative action is needed to keep the law current in our rapidly evolving electronic age,” Brown wrote [PDF], “but I am not…
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