Feds Seek Internet Wiretapping Compliance

Federal law enforcement and national security officials are
preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet,
arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism
suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate
online instead of by telephone.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services
that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail
transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites
like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer”
messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of
complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would
include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted
messages.

Read More [Via:NYT]

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