12/06/2012 10:52 am ET Updated Feb 05, 2013

No Warrant, No Problem: How The Government Can Still Get Your Digital Data

The US government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. Authorities can often obtain your e-mails and texts by going to Google or AT&T with a simple subpoena. Usually you won't even be notified.

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