The FBI wants approval to go into computers and search them while a person is online. This is a dangerous attack on our 4th amend. rights against unreasonable search and seizure. I don't think this will ever make it through congress, but who knows. On the other topic Email! Is Email private? I think so . Some would argue that its not private because anyone with a computer can access it and read it, bc everything online is out in the open. I disagree. The only way a person can read my email is if they have my PW or if they are tech support and have access to the server, or if they hack the system and read/intercept my email. I am unsure if hacking is illegal but believe it is. Most of the small time hacking is not procesecuted due to the cost/damage ratio. Sorta why police do not actively investigate who stole your car stereo (not worth their time). I will counter this argument by saying Email is no more accessible than your telephone or your snail mail. When I call you; my call is routed to the switchboard and then to your phone. If I work for the phone company I can hook in and listen to your call. I can even go to the box outside your house and tap into your line. This is illegal except for maitenance purposes. When you write a letter it goes in your box and then to the PO and then to the recipient. At any time I, or a postal employee, can take your letter out of the box or mail cart and open it and read it. This too is illegal. (I think packages can be opened for examination if something is suspected ie a ticking bomb or an odor etc...) In both cases a warrant is needed. So why is Email different? Is it because Email isn't really tangible until its printed? Who knows. But once again the "I don't really care bc I don't have anything to hide" idiots come out of the woodwork supporting this crap. What are your thoughts on the Empirial Federal Government's latest crusade against the constitutional rights of its citizens?