Quote:"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. ... The FBI's proposal would amend a 1994 law, called the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, that currently applies only to telecommunications providers, not Web companies. The Federal Communications Commission extended CALEA in 2004 to apply to broadband networks."Read more: news.cnet.com
The only thing this will do is kill a dead economy even more. Everyone will simply move their server out of the US.
Economic casualties of the war on civil liberties first hit tourism, nobody wants to go there, why would you?
Now they will loose countless millions in tax revenue from companies that provide web hosting. Way to go!
Considering the internet is the last sector of the economy that WAS still growing, I think it's safe to say it's dead Jim.
Good call. Good wake up call.