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Texas Legislature is passing something I agree with!

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    Strongest E-Mail privacy bill ever!

    This would force law enforcement to get a warrant to look at your e-mails. I figured this would already be covered by the 4th Amendment but I guess some legislation is fine measure. Rick Perry still has to sign it and hasn't hinted to whether or not he will.

    Here is some extra detail on it.
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    This raises the question. Do we need an amendment to spell out for brickheads what a right to privacy is? Even though we already have that amendment. If you can't open my U.S. Postal mail without a warrant then you can't read my e-mail either. Now I know the NSA monitors all communications for key words and this be why so many e-mails need ESP (or inside knowledge) to understand. But the NSA sits on everything till prompted.
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    I'd be interested in knowing more about the NSA & their activities to monitor such things as emails. Would they also be monitoring all the forums and websites on the net? That would be one heckuva chore, but I guess their robot computers can do it for them. (??)
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    eternal flame Wrote: I'd be interested in knowing more about the NSA & their activities to monitor such things as emails. Would they also be monitoring all the forums and websites on the net? That would be one heckuva chore, but I guess their robot computers can do it for them. (??)
    About all we know is that years ago they purchased three Cray computers. Specs not known but think IBM's Watson and you would be on track.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Check out that new huge Federal Data Storage facility being built in Utah , some say it's for the needed data that will be produced by the Affordable Care requirements and others say it's for something entirely different, and now with these revelations about the snooping being done by the IRS and the FBI,supposedly at the request of certain politically connected people makes my paranoia go into overdrive.
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    One should only be paranoid if one is receiving classified info. The investigation wasn't about Fox or AP reporters, it was about finding out who gave them the classified info. Justice never brought charges against any reporter even though publishing classified info is a crime. The outrage is only occurring in the Fox News bubble. And the funny thing is Fox wins any way. No investigation, lax on security. An investigation, intrusive Obama agents out to destroy liberty. Priceless.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Thats just it, the Utah Data Facility is for the NSA for gathering all and any electronic media, mobile messages both text and voice, this is what is on the web site describing the facility and its purposes,and it did not say anything about it (the facility) being for national security matters only.
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    This may not be the same facility, but it seems I heard of a huge area, surrounded with a gigantic barbwire fence, out in Utah, where the fences seemed to be more designed to "detain" people (keep them inside) rather than to "deter" people (keep them out). Would this be the same one you describe, as being a huge data base for NSA? And would you tell us the website or other place to find this info? Thanks.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    All I did was search Utah Data facility, and the information I posted was from that facility's mission statement. As to your query about a new federal detention facility , I heard something to that effect but it was in referance to Gitmo closing and more about what to do with the prisoners being held there.