The FBI wants a new law that will make it easier to wiretap the Internet. Although its claim is that the new law will only maintain the status quo, it's really much worse than that. This law will result in less-secure Internet products and create a foreign industry in more-secure alternatives. It will impose costly burdens on affected companies. It will assist totalitarian governments in spying on their own citizens. And it won't do much to hinder actual criminals and terrorists.Read the whole article for an interesting history of this issue over the last 30 years.
FBI Internet Surveillance Plan Will Aid Totalitarian Governments and Criminal Networks Wordwide
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