fbi wants to force net-tapping on providers

FBI plans new Net-tapping push | CNET News.com
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.

while the summer is on and most folks are trying to 'get away from it all,' the u.s. fbi is working to draft legislation that will make it mandatory that all internet service providers modify thier facilities to make it possible for investigators to monitor email, chats, even ip phone dicussions. this is also an attempt to nullify the current round of lawsuits over whether congress authorized (unwittingly) this kind of eavesdropping when they signed the 'patriot act' in 2001.

the proprosed changes to the CALEA law are to be introduced in congress by senator mike dewine of ohio.

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