Learning how to interpret
"Regular Americans who use their phones on a daily basis are not consenting to send all their movements, contacts and web browsing information to the government," said Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who introduced the bill with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in 2021.
I don't like that my information might be shared with The Man, but I don't see how legally obtained information that is on offer to anybody with the money can't be sold to a government agency. A warrant is used to compel the disclosure, it's not required if the telco is willing to just hand over data or if the data can be purchased from a company that bought it from the telco, InstaPintaTwitFace or whoever. If this law they are trying write gets passed, will it forbid me from buying the information with my own $14.99 and handing it freely to law enforcement? The whole point of warrants is to prevent law enforcement from using devious means to obtain information, not prevent investigators from doing their job. If they want information that isn't freely given, that's a good place to have some oversight.