Last year, when Sen. Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced an electronic privacy bill, he said it "provides enhanced privacy protections for American consumers by... requiring that the government obtain a search warrant."

Now it turns out that a quietly revised version of Leahy's bill has deleted that warrant requirement. In fact, it would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access your e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, Twitter direct messages, private Google+ posts, etc. without one. 

My article is below. I'd be interested to hear what you think.
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