IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant | Politics and Law - CNET News:

Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers say that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications -- meaning that they can be perused without obtaining a search warrant signed by a judge.

As we recently learned with iMessage, it doesn't take exceptionally complicated encryption to render your data exceptionally safe.  Heck, I bet you could rot13 your way past most sniffing.  When you honestly encrypt, these sorts of privacy invasions are moot.

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