Plus Facebook, Yahoo, and Google...
Looks like, the FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a proposal that 'would require them to to build in backdoors for government surveillance'...
Looks like the Federal Bureau of Investigation will try to pursue a way that could force companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google to build in backdoors for government surveillance.
Basically, they ask them to make their Internet products more easily wiretapped by law enforcement officials!
Apparently, the FBI Director Robert Mueller is asking the tech companies what can be put into the proposed law "to minimize impacts".
A Microsoft spokesperson said that this new FBI proposal is "an area of ongoing interest to us". Facebook, Yahoo, and Google would not comment.
This looks like SOPA and CISPA all over again...
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.zdnet.com/news/fbi-renews-push-for-ready-made-web-wiretaps/6361782
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.neowin.net/news/fbi-asking-microsoft-and-others-to-make-products-wiretap-friendly
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!