May 042012
 May 4, 2012  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Declan McCullagh reports:

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.

Read more on CNET.

Coming on top of an inadequately defined and overly broad CISPA, this is just too much. Businesses are there for the consumer – not the government. They need to be reminded of that occasionally.

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