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FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

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.

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Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on May 8, 2012 at 8:33pm

need to nip this in the bud, now they fakkin with my VoIP!!!!!

FARGIN BASTICHES!!!!

Comment by Cryptocurrency on May 8, 2012 at 10:18pm

Yea because there are terrorists that want to attack us and wage decades of war because they hate our freedoms... riiiiiiiight.

And the government responds by taking our freedoms... wtf?

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