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FBI asking Microsoft and others to make products wiretap-friendly

Discussion in 'General Undergound Newz' started by GaryOPA, May 6, 2012.

By GaryOPA on May 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    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!
     

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Discussion in 'General Undergound Newz' started by GaryOPA, May 6, 2012.

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      wow, that wouldnt end in disaster would it?

      within a week of a launch everyone with an interest would know how to open the backdoor.
       
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      The privacy advocates and consumers will be all over this like Nintendo on a flashcart.
       
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      And that is what they don't get. Look I will be honest, if uncle Sam wants to be able to look at what I'm playing, what I'm searching, what I'm looking, or listening to... I'm not 100% against it. I don't really have much to hide, BUT the problem is that the ones that will really use those backdoors are going to be dubious characters/companies. In the end all I would get out of such measures is ads more "tailored to me", or somebody stealing my credit card details/identity.

      In a perfect world, I would trust the FBI to use these tools for the good of the country and it's citizens, but sadly I don't. I trust their overlords from Hollywood would just use this to see if you had people outside of your family there while you were watching a movie only you are licensed to watch.
       

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