In 1986 The American Banker defined E-mail as "a trademark of CompuServe," Computerworld noted that sending a single message required a 10-minute phone call, and InfoWorld described "a pilot scheme that will allow users of one system to send messages to mailbox holders on another." That was the year Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), so it is hardly surprising that the once forward-looking law seems antiquated today. In fact, says Jacob Sullum, ECPA is so out of date that it has left us vulnerable to government snooping in ways most Americans do not appreciate.
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The officer turned his body camera off, but the incident was still recorded.
Nunes attacked those who wanted to restrain NSA’s snooping. Clearly he never considered whether his call records would be exposed.
Law enforcement betrayed the trust of gun owners who were doing their best to comply with government-mandated confiscation.
"I refuse to construct some kind of character who is going to appease everybody."