“The landline in your house? The government needs a warrant to tap it. The letters in your mailbox? The government needs a warrant to read ‘em. It’s like the Framers said: probable cause is required.
Yet a text or an email, even one sent from your bed, is treated differently — it’s afforded much less protection from government snoops, even though we’re increasingly going all digital in our communication.”
— Conor Friedersdorf, “This Week’s Senate Scandal: Scorn for the 4th Amendment”