Oct 042010
 
 October 4, 2010  Business, Laws, Online, Surveillance

Julian Sanchez comes out swinging on the government’s dangerous proposal to expand their surveillance capabilities by requiring more backdoors into what should be our private matters:

Taking a cue from the authoritarian regimes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies are seeking to re-engineer the Internet and other digital communications networks to make them easier to spy on.

In the week since the plan became public, it has been roundly condemned by civil liberties groups and security experts — and rightly so. While the proposal described in Monday’s New York Times probably won’t do much to hinder sophisticated criminals or terrorists, it does threaten to undermine the security of global communications and stifle technological innovation.

Read more on the American Prospect.

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