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FBI Plan to Force Surveillance Backdoors on Social Networks, Wants Law Making Backdoors Mandatory
05-06-2014, 11:58 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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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.

The FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly.

"If you create a service, product, or app that allows a user to communicate, you get the privilege of adding that extra coding,"
Read more: cnet.com

What a "privilege" that will be eh? It's highly unlikely this is going to get a warm fuzzy reception.

They claim to have a "Going Dark" problem, worried surveillance ability will "diminish as technology advances."

The FBI pointed to "Web-based e-mail, social-networking sites, and peer-to-peer communications" as issues that leave them FBI "increasingly unable" to conduct the same kind of wiretapping it could in the past.

Lets sit back and watch the user numbers fall to record lows. popcorn2.gif Better yet, let FB, Twitter, Pinterest et al shut down for a week in a show of solidarity to protest this intrusion and bring it to the public's attention. rofl.gif We're going to need more popcorn.


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05-06-2014, 12:18 PM #2
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but it's necessary lmao.gif don't the backdoors in Windows already allow this? Do they not already have all the tools necessary to perpetually fight their non existent enemy?
05-06-2014, 12:31 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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The privilege? blink.gif
05-06-2014, 12:49 PM #4
Ruby Wolf Member
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Just imagine what the FBI and the CIA and the NSA are doing that they're not telling us?!
05-06-2014, 12:49 PM #5
Accidental Stoner Member
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I swear I'm still not Al-fekkin'-Qaeda.

By all means, spy on me all they want, all day long.
Can't imagine a more deadly boring job on this planet chuckle.gif


Gimme a mirror, and I'll confirm my identity.
Bloody control freaks.
Bless their little communist minds.
05-06-2014, 01:00 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,217 Threads:1,484 Joined:Feb 2011
iagree.gif The big bus is a bunch of simpletons with no one behind the wheel. This BS costs billions and hasn't caught a single terrorist.
On the upside, at least now there are government agencies that actually listen to the people. coffeetime.gif





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