U.S. Wants to Wiretap the Internet

U.S wants to wiretap internet

A bill that the Obama administration plans to submit sometime next year would require all communication services, even smart phones, Facebook and Skype, to be “technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order,” including “being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.”

The reasoning behind the proposed bill, federal officials claim, is as society uses modern communication technology more frequently and departs from relying on phones for their communicative needs, this leads to an “erosion of their investigative powers.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t view the proposed bill as an expansion of authority, but more as keeping up with expanding technology and avenues of communication.. Read More [via geekosystem]