So I was driving the 2 minutes home today from my weekend job (it been/was gonna be rainy and the walk was pure mud...) and good old NPR had a story that made me stop in my driveway.
Apparently a court ruled that once e-mails are stored on the ISP's server and are no longer "zipping through cyber space" they don't need a search warrent to use them and it sounds to me like they might even been the ISP's property. In other words, the ISP doesn't need a wire tap to read them...and maybe not even a supena.
So what might this mean....could practice's like GMail's become more common? Is my UPS package the property of UPS until they deliver it? What about the contents of my PO Box? Can some random employee at AOL read half the country's e-mails just for fun?
This one scares me a bit...