Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 21:25 UTC
In the News "The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned. The FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly." I no longer know what to say. You will be monitored by The State. If you oppose such monitoring, you're a terrorist.
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This is ridiculous
by boxy on Fri 4th May 2012 21:47 UTC
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made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities

FFS, it's supposed to be hard for police to spy on you.

Then again, wtf do they need this retarded policy for when they already can arrest and detain you indefinitely on mere suspicion of illegal activity.

Also, what happens when the backdoor gets discovered, exploited, and used by the people that this is supposedly trying to catch?

This should be the headline for every major news outlet everywhere.

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