Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet"

I truly did not intend for my last post to relate to today's, but I'm afraid that they necessarily do. Yesterday, the administration sought legislation that will enable the government's intelligence gathering services to tap internet communications the same way that they are able to tap phone conversations--by warrant, a protection for innocent Americans. What is your opinion about this? It seems perfectly reasonable, as the government argues, that new abilities to communicate require new extensions of warrantable wiretapping. On the other hand, the FBI has not always to conducted itself according to its mandates and regulations. Your thoughts?
For more, see yesterday's New York Times article:

U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

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