NSA Loophole Lets Them Search US Citizen's Email Without a Warrant

The Guardian, Friday, August 9, 2013 2:19 PM
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The National Security Agency has the legal authority to access and search the emails of US citizens without having to get a warrant, according to a new report in The Guardian that stems from new leaks by Edward Snowden. The documents revealed a loophole which allows the NSA to search the emails and phone calls of US citizens using their name without having to get permission. "Once Americans' communications are collected, a gap in the law that I call the 'back-door searches loophole' allows the government to potentially go through these communications and conduct warrantless searches for the phone calls or emails of law-abiding Americans," explained Senator Ron Wyden to The Guardian.

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