Tomorrow The FBI Will Be Able To Wiretap All Internet Users


Cable modem companies, DSL providers, broadband over powerline, satellite internet companies and even some universities all have until the end of today to ensure “…the ability of law enforcement agencies to conduct electronic surveillance by requiring that telecommunications carriers and manufacturers of telecommunications equipment modify and design their equipment, facilities, and services to ensure that they have the necessary surveillance capabilities.”
The Justice Department began lobbying the FCC in 2002 to reinterpret the law as applying to the internet as well and last June a divided federal appeals court upheld the expansion 2-1.
Basically, this means that starting today the FBI will have the ability to wiretap your internet connection, and means that “Common carriers, facilities-based broadband Internet access providers, and providers of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service…” must all now have incorporated into their networks the ability for law enforcement agencies to snoop on those for which they have a court ordered warrant.”

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