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U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

[This is the worst kind of Big Brother bullshit][link]:

>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.

Essentially they want a “backdoor” into every online service in the world. It’s not complicated, folks: If there’s a door, anyone who really wants to will get through it. Criminals *and* the government and wherever the twain shall meet.

[link]: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=3 “U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet – NYTimes.com”

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