Recently @Ganado told us of a Bill that passed the House (HR 5077) which would allow a Special Agent to seize one's email without a warrant. I have been following this carefully for fear where it would lead but it appears that the Bill was amended to strictly prohibit this. Below is directly from Bill S3017 which is in the Senate now and has not passed yet. I have taken out the line numbers and etc. to make it more readable. I can post the full Bill if anyone wants to read it but it looks like we dodged the bullet. Now, if this passes they will be able to seize your accounts but not what's within them. A bit more info for those that care: HR 5077: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Introduced: Apr 27, 2016 Status: Passed House on May 24, 2016 Sponsor: Devin Nunes - Representative for California's 22nd congressional district Republican S. 3017: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Introduced: Jun 6, 2016 Sponsor: Richard Burr - Senior Senator from North Carolina Republican Prognosis: 21% chance of being enacted SEC. 803. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE ACCESS TO TELEPHONE TOLL AND TRANSACTIONAL RECORDS. Subsection (b) of section 2709 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(b) REQUIRED REQUIRED CERTIFICATION.—The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the designee of the Director in a position not lower than Deputy Assistant Director at Bureau headquarters or a Special Agent in Charge in a Bureau field office designated by the Director, may, using a term that specifically identifies a person, entity, telephone number, or account as the basis for a request, request the name, address, length of service, local and long distance toll billing records, and electronic communication transactional records of a person or entity, but not the contents of an electronic communication, if the Director (or the designee) certifies in writing to the wire or electronic communication service provider to which the request is made that the name, address, length of service,toll billing records, and electronic communication transactional records sought are relevant to an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely on the basis of activities protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.’’.