New Plan to Wiretap Web Users

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration may support a new FBI plan to wiretap web users. The FBI’s argument is that traditional wiretapping techniques are becoming increasingly obsolete as communication moves online. In 2010, the organization began pushing for laws that would require social networks to build wiretapping capabilities into their systems. The newest version of the laws would focus their efforts on fining companies that fail to comply with wiretapping orders. However, the current proposal would allow companies that fully encrypt messages between users to continue operating.

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