Jun 6, 2012

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A recent estimate says 30,000 electronic surveillance orders are issued each year in federal courts. And unless the orders lead to actual charges, the person being watched doesn't know. You might think, well, I'm no criminal, they're not watching me…

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Is the government reading your emails right now?

Jun 6, 2012
You can't know for sure. Surveillance orders in federal courts are reportedly on the rise -- and unless the orders lead to actual charges, the person being watched doesn't know.

A recent estimate says 30,000 electronic surveillance orders are issued each year in federal courts. And unless the orders lead to actual charges, the person being watched doesn’t know. You might think, well, I’m no criminal, they’re not watching me — but not so fast. We take a look at the legality of the whole situation. Plus, another edition of Tech Report Theater.

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