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The Government is Reading Emails Without a Warrant

When whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he could wiretap anyone from his computer if he had their personal email address, he wasn't lying. The latest revelation in Snowden's series of leaks is the name of a program used by the NSA called XKeyscore, which lets government agencies follow an Internet user around the web simply by having their email address or IP address. Government officials are not required to get a warrant, they simply have to share the email address, along with a written justification for the request and a time frame. The new documents also revealed that "bodies" of emails are searchable, meaning that the NSA can in fact, read emails.

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