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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RE: This is ridiculous
by Liquidator on Sat 5th May 2012 17:42 UTC in reply to "This is ridiculous"
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This should be the headline for every major news outlet everywhere.

This kind of news has unfortunately become common place these days and no one bothers anymore. Soon, the FBI will require that all homes be equiped with a 24/7 web cam and everyone will comply...

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