The IRS May Be Reading Your Emails Right Now

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Libertyblitzkrieg

The IRS Claims it Can Read Your Email…Without a Warrant

Truly remarkable how the establishment views the citizenry.  They quite clearly and openly view themselves as having full ownership of our lives, our work and our privacy.  Actually, they do not think we deserve to have privacy at all.  This is the exact mindset of all tyrannical regimes throughout human history, which is precisely why the founders made sure to include the 4th Amendment in the Constitution of these United States.  For those of you that need a reminder.

The 4th Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

So with that in mind, this is what the IRS thinks:


NEW YORK — IRS documents released Wednesday suggest that the tax collection agency believes it can read American citizens’ emails without a warrant.

The files were released to the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act request. The organization is working to determine just how broadly federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI or the IRS’ Criminal Tax Division interpret their authority to snoop through inboxes.

The idea of IRS agents poking through your email account might sound at the very least creepy, and maybe unconstitutional. But the IRS does have a legal leg to stand on: the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 allows government agencies to in many cases obtain emails older than 180 days without a warrant.

In 1986 they decided this?  Who used email in 1986?

That’s why an internal 2009 IRS document claimed that “the government may obtain the contents of electronic communication that has been in storage for more than 180 days” without a warrant.

Another 2009 file, the IRS Criminal Tax Division’s “Search Warrant Handbook,” showed that the division’s general counsel believed “the Fourth Amendment does not protect communications held in electronic storage, such as email messages stored on a server, because internet users do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

What kind of crazy logic is that.  Says who?


Members of Congress recently renewed their efforts to change the 1986 email privacy law to require a warrant. But until then, the ACLU would like the IRS to act on its own and always use a warrant.

I’m sorry, but yes I do expect privacy when I send and email based on the Constitution and human decency, although I know the intelligence agencies do not respect those things.  I can’t remember the last time I decided to cc: NSA; CIA; IRS on my emails.  Do you?

The good news is that there is bipartisan legislation being brought forth to require warrants to read emails.  It is called the ECPA legislation and you can read about it here.

Full article on the IRS here

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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:54 | 3444517 Ahmeexnal
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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:56 | 3444525 prains
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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:10 | 3444559 CH1
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Learn to use Tor.

Or learn to use I2P.

Or learn to use GPG.

Or buy Cryptohippie.

Or build mesh networks.

Or stop using the Internet.


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:30 | 3444607 AldousHuxley
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IRS is correct that there is no privacy on the internet... Marketer and governments' dream realized.

Facebook made it even easier. Attention seeking whores have been fully compliant

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:56 | 3444952 johnQpublic
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i always cc: NSA; CIA; IRS because i have nothing to hide.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:56 | 3445047 Troll Magnet
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me too. i especially like to send them those chain emails where they have to forward my email to 20 of their friends and relatives or they'll suffer horrible consequences! i *heart* my gubmint!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:36 | 3445106 Scarlett
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Google (and install) cryptocat if you want to use electronic communications to talk about your income and other topics of terrorists.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:29 | 3445211 Troll Magnet
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I love you, Scarlett! Even if you campaigned for that douchebag Obama. But seriously, what the fuck were you thinking???

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:34 | 3444620 redpill
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A lot of the anonymous networks are slower than shit.  For this sort of thing it's actually a better idea to have a foreign e-mail provider.  There are a lot of options for that in countries whose government has not yet become as rabid as that of the U.S.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:43 | 3444623 Banksters
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THE FUCKING Govt does shit that would make the East German statsi blush!


Man, I sure am glad they still allow us to engage in flag waving contests on the 4th of July.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:49 | 3444649 GeezerGeek
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Maybe the Stars and Stripes, but certainly not the Gadsden flag. Tha't the flag of terrorists, you know...

And soon enough the only flag you'll be allowed to wave is the white flag of surrender.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:25 | 3445198 Tunga
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You can always go spy on the IRS! 
Tunga loves fucking with the IRS.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:03 | 3444673 A Lunatic
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Or......... unapologetically express yourself openly and fucking freely. Stop living if FEAR.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:20 | 3444718 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Oops, sorry, the cat was walking on the keyboard again.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:51 | 3444937 akak
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Kim Jong Un missile launch nuclear IMAX suitcase bomb infiltrate Paul Lind dirty device smuggle contaminate Phyllis Diller biological ANFO secret Obama conspiracy ABBA suborn Washington sensitive dildo Britney Spears cash explode radioactive Lawrence Welk anthrax populated monolize speeching means blow up Honey Booboo destroy fallout cream cheese FEMA camps Bozo pustule flag White House attack river pigs hidden Biden kill anchovy commando Chinese terrorist bird flu Duck Dynasty eggplant massacre 'american' chemical destroy hoarding Divine gold evildoers wipe out Fine Young Cannibals citizenism bitchez guns beet confiscate Obama obliterate CIA earthworm infiltrate Pentagon bra hijack motorcade ACORN refuse mob tax smegma Hillary body cavity military Hamas frosting Wall Street obliterate limburger banking Octomom assassinate parangong politician dung IED plant walrus safe deposit IUD Congress Dancing with the US dollar undermine global diatom confidence monolize Kardashian vagina collapse mattering sabotage security protestor lethal herpes conflatulation organized border reacharound enriched Iranian financial jihad

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:53 | 3444947 DoChenRollingBearing
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akak and 4thStooging... saying ALL the things that we would rather not hear!  Ha ha ha!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:48 | 3445032 Money Squid
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The words in your post that are certain to be flagged are "dildo Britney Spears"

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 00:51 | 3446000 hamstercheese
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"Charles Nelson Reilly" also for sure.  Ha haaaaa..!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 21:48 | 3445721 TheFourthStooge-ing
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akak said:

... monolize speeching means ... river pigs ... 'american' ... citizenism ... parangong ... dung ... mattering ... conflatulation ...

Ah, ah, seeing I there what you did. Very citizenish offuscation, US 'american' citizenish.

walrus safe

Very clever, US 'american' citizen, very crafty offuscation, as is your eternal nature. Not enough clever to keep Chinese citizenism brainness acuity from discernmentation giving gold coins placement of secrecy in walrus safe stealthously.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:41 | 3445017 WillyGroper
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OMG, I can't stop laughing!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:14 | 3444852 Ahmeexnal
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Anyone who still believes in the safety of encrypted protocols is only deluding themselves:

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:54 | 3445135 Scarlett
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Jesus Christ you actually believe a B grade movie outrules the laws of mathematics?  

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 18:54 | 3445147 Ahmeexnal
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My guess is that you have had no real exposure to hard math besides your pathetic high school "math for dummies" courses.

Using a term such as "laws of mathematics"  is a living testament to your infinite ignorance.

Just a week ago, you claimed that your "laws of mathematics" called for a stable, upward moving value of bitcoin, a "currency" fully backed by an opensource algorithm created by someone who may very well be just another creation of the oppressive global regime.

But then again, the fact that you fell for the "hope and change" lies just speaks for itself.


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:09 | 3444538 Banksters
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Pyramid outside IRS,+MD.jpg


Pyramid on our Money


Rotschild built Israeli built Supreme Court- see pyramid


And the Irs now claims the right to eye our emails.  Hmmm...  Coincidence?


Bush said in 2000 he wouldn't nation build.  Well, 2 wars Laterand the ultimate tab will be 4-6 trillion dollars.





Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:13 | 3444565 john39
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IRS headquarters is replete with luciferian/NWO symbolism...  but that is just tin foil hat stuff, right?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:26 | 3444598 Banksters
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We the people, right under the capstone.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:55 | 3444950 Colonel Klink
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Seems more to me it's we the people on the headstone.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:05 | 3444646 Pseudo Anonym
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not exactly.  to point this out in such a blatant manner

IRS headquarters is replete with luciferian/NWO symbolism

makes it clear that you are a joo hater, anti-semite pig, and think that it is all the jews' (zionist hofjuden and shtadlans) fault.  edit: </irony & sarc off> that tag was added for stupid junkers who dont get it

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:18 | 3444693 Kirk2NCC1701
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Nice bit of sarcasm, in case this was too subtle for some.  Whether you agree with it, is a separate matter altogether -- in case that too is not so obvious for some.  :-)


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:26 | 3444731 dick cheneys ghost
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The NWO is here. It was ushured in after the fall of the USSR. We have a 'one world currency' in the dollar and the dollar is on its death bed. What will replace it is anyone's guess.........when the dollar finally dies, as all fiat currencies do, the American Empire will fold up like a cheap suit.........

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:06 | 3444828 Pure Evil
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Not to be a contraian dickhead, but the NWO has been around for quite some time. It has taken many forms and presented itself in many ways for many centuries.

Take a look at the pyramid again and try to guess how long that symbol has been around. Then go to the Egytian pyramids and take a birds eye view of the layout. Its well known that the Egytians built the pyramids to line up exactly with the stars located in Orions belt.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't always make it drink.

Not a conspirator here, but these people are really whacked out on some pure LSD.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 21:38 | 3445704 James-Morrison
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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:53 | 3444801 Ahmeexnal
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Isn't the IRS based in Puerto Rico?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:09 | 3445162 Go Tribe
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Tel Aviv

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:32 | 3445218 Tunga
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@ Ahmeexnal; Indeed it is! The Secretary of Internal Revenue is named Melba. As in toast.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:21 | 3444584 e-recep
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masons are proteges of jews, most of them especially the lower ranks don't even know that. there is secrecy because there is cronyism. and what about equal opportunity? jews and masons roll on the floor laughing their asses off. banksters who are not jews are masons.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3444839 Pure Evil
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So are Christians. They all pray to the same god, although the Christians added a new god, the son of god, Christ, but they still pray to the one previously defined by the Hebrews mellinia ago, and nearly the same bible. Although the current Christian old testament has been edited and modified to fit the Euro-Centric point of view.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:34 | 3444907 booboo
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Well not really but we will let your wander around the blathersphere mumbling stupid shit all day long because it's fun to read what loopy folk think about............fill in the blank.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:36 | 3444910 Tijuana Donkey Show
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I've noticed that the Christians don't seem to notice that they ignore most of the guidelines in the bible.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:10 | 3445170 Go Tribe
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I've noticed that secularist government employees don't seem to notice that they ignore most of the guidelines in the Constitution. Tis human to err.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:23 | 3444590 Smegley Wanxalot
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Shirley the IRS would only go thru emails to look for deductions that we forgot to take, and thereby increase our refunds. After all, they are the govt, and the govt only looks out for our best interest.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:24 | 3444729 Five8Charlie
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That's true. And stop calling me Shirley.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:41 | 3444773 Banksters
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Shirley works on the plantation for master and thinks she is free.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:44 | 3444780 tarsubil
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I once had a stats course at George Washington and an IRS "customer service" specialist was in it. I joked about if she hid the fact she worked for the IRS and she said people just don't understand how she is trying to help them and got offended and defensive. These fucking retards are reading our emails and honestly believe that they are helping. That is how fucked up our system is.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:32 | 3444850 Pure Evil
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I just wish they come by and help me wipe my ass after I pinch a loaf, or hold my Pillar of Light when I gotta take a piss.

Cause I know once I hit my eighties, I'm gonna need a whole lot of help.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:41 | 3444631 freewolf7
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"I'm from the government,
and I'm here to help."

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:54 | 3444518 LawsofPhysics
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Oh really?  In that case, what gold? Fuck you Benbernanke!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:00 | 3444529 Homeland Security
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Is this an implied threat?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:01 | 3444536 LawsofPhysics
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LOL!! That the laws of Nature and physics will sort it all out, it most definitely a  guarranty.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:16 | 3444570 Kirk2NCC1701
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To the "Average Person" (legal speak) -- like me -- this seems more an expression of Indignation, Disgust or Contempt.  All of which are perfectly legal.  And all of which I share.  As an 'average, law-abiding, tax-paying person'.

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