Feb 172011
 February 17, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance

Yesterday, I noted that there is a hearing in the House of Representatives this morning on surveillance. Declan McCullagh reports:

The FBI is expected to reveal Thursday that because of the rise of Web-based e-mail and social networks, it’s “increasingly unable” to conduct certain types of surveillance that would be possible on cellular and traditional telephones.

FBI general counsel Valerie Caproni will outline what the bureau is calling the “Going Dark” problem, meaning that police can be thwarted when conducting court-authorized eavesdropping because Internet companies aren’t required to build in backdoors in advance, or because technology doesn’t permit it.

Read more on CBS.

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