” The FBI has some strange ideas about how to “update” federal surveillance laws: They’re calling for legislation to penalize online services that provide users with too much security.
I’m not kidding. The proposal was revealed in The Washington Post last week — and a couple days ago, a front-page story in The New York Times reported the Obama administration is preparing to back it.
Why? Federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI have long feared their wiretap capabilities would begin “going dark” as criminals and terrorists — along with ordinary citizens — shift from telephone networks, which are required to be wiretap-ready under the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), to the dizzying array of online communications platforms available today.”
- How the FBI Wants to Penalize Internet Companies for Providing “Too Much” Security (silveristhenew.com)
- FBI’s Latest Proposal for a Wiretap-Ready Internet Should Be Trashed (dailyqueernews.wordpress.com)
- Experts Warn: Wiretap Law Could Create ‘Backdoors’ For Hackers (huffingtonpost.com)
- FBI wants backdoor wiretapping access to Google, Facebook, and other popular websites (dottech.org)
- President Obama Wants the FBI to Have More Access to Spy on You (hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com)
- FBI’s Latest Proposal for a Wiretap-Ready Internet Should Be Trashed (readersupportednews.org)