FBI To Internet Providers: Spy For Us Or Face A $25,000 Fine

A new FBI proposal would compel internet communications companies to hand over information–or pay a fine. Existing wiretap law is almost 20 years old and doesn’t capture the nuances of modern internet use. The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act was first authorized in 1994, and it ordered “telecommunications carriers” to comply with court orders to assist in intercepting communication. Since then, communication online has taken off, while the landscape of what we know has telecommunications carriers has drastically changed.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-05/spy-fbi-or-face-fine

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