Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Those are not the govt but private entities. Last I checked the Constitution restrains the Federal govt. The govt set up private rooms in those places to get that information.
And your point is? My point is simple. Under current interpretations of the 4th, you don't have a right to privacy concerning data held by a 3rd party. Period. I think the Supreme Court is going to need to revisit this issue soon because of the way technology is making it impossible for us to communicate except through 3rd parties.
What would be cool as hell is if Google and Facebook and others enacted PGP encryption on all their messaging. The NSA would then have to spend a month decrypting one single email. It's almost to the point where I think that people in certain fields (like journalism) who aren't using encryption deserve to have their emails read... it's inexcusable for them to be so ridiculously naive.