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Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney at the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, says he thinks it would be "great" to extend super search warrant protections to e-mail.

Super search warrants were "enacted specifically because real-time capture of a conversation was a very intrusive surveillance technique," says Fakhoury, a former federal public defender. "As communication has migrated online, and as the people walk around with smartphones that check email instantly, the line between real-time capture of information and accessing it from online storage is becoming more and more blurred to the point it is now almost meaningless."

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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