We all know that what you say on Facebook can come back to haunt you. But now, what you write in your Gmail account can come back to bite you.
A New York District Judge ruled that email accounts are the same as hard drives and therefore can be seized by police and investigators with a warrant.
And it's not just emails the feds can take. Google will have to give up everything associated with a suspicious account - sent and received emails, messages saved as drafts, even the address book.
Now, I'm not endorsing illegal activity, but if you want to keep your emails private there are a few different options.