No Warrant, No Problem: How The Government Can Still Get Your Digital Data (ProPublica)
Thursday December 6th, 2012
The U.S. government isnít allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your emails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena. Usually you wonít even be notified.The Senate last week took a step toward updating privacy protection for emails, but it's likely the issue will be kicked to the next Congress. Meantime, hereís how police can track you without a warrant now...