U.S. Is Working to Ease Wiretaps on the Internet

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Banjo, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Banjo

    Banjo

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.
     
  2. I say that's a smokescreen to cover up what they're already doing. Any adverse party reading that thinks "wow, they can't see what we're doing - we can loosen up".

    It's Czar Bush's Patriot Act which allows warrantless interception of your communications.

    To think NSA and CIA as well as FBI can't de-incrypt a blackberry message is unreasonable.