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The government wants to wiretap
online communications — or
in some cases hack them

Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/25/2014 3:37:23 PM

Law enforcement and intelligence agencies want to be able to wiretap social media, instant message and chat services. But building in ways to wiretap these kinds of communication can lead to less secure systems, say technical experts, including former National Security Agency officials. Some security experts suggest hacking as an alternative, but other experts – including FBI officials -- say that method poses serious risks. Right now, only phone companies, broadband providers and some Internet phone services are required by law to build in intercept capabilities, but the government wants to extend that requirement to online

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This is 0bama´s way of asking you if they can spy on you. And, then doing it anyway. You know. They did ask "nicely."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grady, 7/25/2014 4:02:41 PM     (No. 9940104)

"...wants wiretap/hack social media"
It already is happening.
It not only happens on Facebook,
Facebook is in agreement with the Government and allows it.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: craige, 7/25/2014 4:49:52 PM     (No. 9940147)

User ID´s and passwords will be at risk:
Imagine your Social Security check is overpaid $10.00 a month for 5 years. Suddenly, $3,000 disappears from your savings account. 3 weeks later you get a snail mail letter explaining things.

Better yet, some bureaucrat loses his laptop. Suddenly your entire bank balance disappears. Then there´s a big mortgage on your house, and you start getting letters from credit card companies.

You could be at risk:
Perhaps you end up on the wrong webpage. Next morning government officials are knocking on your door.

Maybe you get an email from a political party, suggesting you switch party affiliations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/25/2014 9:13:12 PM     (No. 9940433)

It is already happening.

This admin can´t control IRS, TSA, VA,the border, healthcare coverage, but they have time to pick on the worker drones paying their salaries ?

And you thought Nixon had problems ?

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