Internet wiretaps: America's elites move to expand
Are America's elites pushing that country into becoming a crypto-fasicst empire that is inspired by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany just before World War II? Are America's elites seeking to exploit so-called "terrorism" for a power grab that has a totalitarian agenda?
A U.S. government task force is seeking to force companies such as Google, Dropbox and Facebook to create backdoors for wiretapping user communications, according to a report published Wednesday in the Washington Post. According to the Post, the efforts are being driven by the FBI, part of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, though the White House has not formally announced a position. However, the panel is preparing legislation that would vastly expand police spying powers. The FBI claims that, under current laws, internet communications companies can effectively refuse to comply with a court-ordered wiretap by claiming that there is no practical way for them to allow the government to spy on their users’ communications. The proposed law would force companies to rebuild their services to allow the government to monitor communications. The proposed measure, which FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann last month called a “top priority” for the agency, is being developed as an extension of the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, known as CALEA, which granted the federal government sweeping powers to spy on US citizens. Read more..