Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), not all that private

A friend on G+ linked to a story on the verge about changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The verge.com story is a summary of a longer article on CNET.com. Instead of providing more protections from warrantless digital survelience, it now offers much, much less. Please contact your senetators, let them know that we need more protection, not less. We need warrants signed by a judge, not just a subpoena.

I am at a loss as to why regulatory agencies like the FCC, FTC, National Labor Relations Board, OSHA or SEC to name a few would need access to email, twitter, facebook, google docs, etc.

Again, please contact your senators and let them know that this is a bad idea.