Monday, July 10, 2006

FBI plans new Net-tapping push

Another spying program that could be abused 40 ways from Sunday, in an administraion that cannot be trusted any further than we could throw it.

FBI plans new Net-tapping push CNET

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET has learned.

FBI Agent Barry Smith distributed the proposal at a private meeting last Friday with industry representatives and indicated it would be introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.

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