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How The FBI's Desire To Wiretap Every New Technology Makes Us Less Safe

www.techdirt.com
Here they go again. Every year or so we end up writing about the FBI's desire for better wiretapping capabilities for new technologies, such as Skype. Basically, the FBI argues that because "bad guys" might use those tools to communicate in secret, they need backdoors to make sure that they...
How The FBI's Desire To Wiretap Every New Technology Makes Us Less Safe
The Laws That Make It Easy For The Government to Spy On Americans

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

www.engadget.com
Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed industry contacts for CNET are right, senior staff at the bureau have floated a proposed amendment to the...
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

Feature Friday: Standing Up For Your Users

www.avc.com
I saw this yesterday and it made me so happy: The list of technology companies allegedly participating in a vast US government surveillance program known as PRISM, which was just reported by the Washington Post and Guardian, is notable for one name that’s not on it: Twitter. When we think of features of services we...
Feature Friday: Standing Up For Your Users

The Problems with CALEA-II

www.schneier.com
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...
The Problems with CALEA-II

Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps

gigaom.com
A former New York prosecutor, John Prather, claims AT&T, Verizon, Qwest & Sprint regularly charged law enforcement agencies 10 times what they should have for routine wiretaps. He’s now suing on behalf of the FBI and state and city police departments to recover many millions of dollars for overcharging that allegedly...
Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps
FBI drafting proposal for more 'wiretap-friendly' web services, according to CNET
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