Mar 20, 2013

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When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look? That is the discussion on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers look into overhauling…

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Should cops be able to read all your old text messages?

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When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look?

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When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look? That is the discussion on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers look into overhauling the federal law that covers when the authorities can get access to electronic communications and when they can’t. And software company Oracle is trying to move to the cloud.

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