Privacy Police

Gmail, Facebook Messages Inch Toward Legal Protection

"How many times have I told you? Always call from an outside line!"

Those of you with a history of sketchy dealings lurking in your Facebook messages and/or Gmail archives are one step closer to search-and-seizure protection.

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced an amendment that would require the cops to show up with a warrant if they want access to personal data stored in the cloud. And earlier today, reportsĀ The Hill, that amendment was officially adopted by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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