without a warrant. There’s a much lower standard, to obtain a “trap and trace” PEN register, court order in order to snoop the meta data and even more from your cell phones.
The IRS is one of 13 federal agencies which can set up a device which acts as a fake cell phone tower to siphon off data from your phones.
According to the Guardian, police departments in 20 states also have this ability.
Meanwhile, the IRS is continuing to refuse non-profit status to TEA party groups. The Obama Justice Department has let Lois Lerner off the hook for denying such status to hundreds of such groups beginning in 2009.
Please ask your congress-critter to further defund the IRS until this problem is rectified.