Originally Posted by AustinChief
Ok, you're still not getting it. The 4th protects your data IN YOUR POSSESSION. As a matter of fact, courts have upheld that even if your data is not in your possession and is seized you don't have to give up any passwords to that data (5th Amendment protection). But once that data is held by SOMEONE ELSE, you have waived your 4th Amendment rights concerning it.
This was a fine interpretation a few years ago but as EVERYTHING moves to cloud services and such... the Supreme COurt is probably going to need to update this... or people need to start using encryption on everything.
Oh I think we actually agree on the reality of what has happened. I understand that our corrupt government has granted themselves the license to do things that should be illegal under the cover of legality. That does need to be revisited at the Supreme Court level and returned to something that agrees with the Constitution.
Where we part, is you seem to think that as long as our government has made something "technically legal" that it's ok. I don't agree.