This is an interesting article. In light of the recent scandal involving General Petraeus, it’s weird to think everything you put out on the internet can tracked back to you, eventually, if there’s a good reason to. I’d like to learn more about how US laws interact with Google’s (and other big sites, like Facebook’s) rules. What is considered a valid reason for needing someone’s emails? Threats? Infidelity? What if you aren’t a 4-star general in the army, but you’re still cheating on your wife? Is that covered?
Heres What Google Does When the Government Wants Your Emails. (link from Mashable!)