For me the author of this article I want to quickly state my view on the matter.
The patriot act was supposed to be used for just terrorism. That is how it was pitched to congress. Yet there are countless and I mean countless times it was used in non terror cases to gain information during criminal investigations.
It was in part because of government snooping that Iphone made the bold step to have phones encrypted by default to help protect its users information from eyes that received no court order and from police over stepping their authority and downloading information off of phones without a court order or users consent.
Apparently the 4th amendment that protects our private papers from being searched does not apply to electronic images and documents.
End of my Rant. Now let’s continue on with the story.