I was just reading CNet news, and I saw something that makes me furious:
The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.
Even deeper into the article...
The FBI claims that expanding the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act is necessary to thwart criminals and terrorists who have turned to technologies like voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. "The complexity and variety of communications technologies have dramatically increased in recent years, and the lawful intercept capabilities of the federal, state and local law enforcement community have been under continual stress, and in many cases have decreased or become impossible," according to a summary accompanying the draft bill.
I remember growing up, my mom would make cracks about how the government could watch everything you do through the TV screen. That's not so far off track now.
The internet is a vast wasteland of 0's and 1's. The US governemnt is afraid of it. And furthermore, rather than trying to understand it, they decide to usurp everyone's privacy just so they don't have to be afraid of it.
I'm just too angry to explain this any further. I hope the EFF gets involved with this crap.
Big Brother's around the corner, it seems
- Posted by Siplus (Guest) on July 10, 2006 at 07:35:52PM