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The Ever Expanding Reach of Government Control Over the Internet
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-10-13 | Ditto

Posted on 05/10/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT by Starman417

obama wiretap

Under the public radar, and little talked about in the MSM is the growing expansion of government intrusion into our privacy and the expansion of it's control over internet. Let's look at some of this:

Obama and Congress consider expanding government wiretapping

U.S. Weighs Wide Overhaul of Wiretap Laws

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

The F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, has argued that the bureau’s ability to carry out court-approved eavesdropping on suspects is “going dark” as communications technology evolves, and since 2010 has pushed for a legal mandate requiring companies like Facebook and Google to build into their instant-messaging and other such systems a capacity to comply with wiretap orders. That proposal, however, bogged down amid concerns by other agencies, like the Commerce Department, about quashing Silicon Valley innovation.

A central element of the F.B.I.’s proposal is to expand the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act — a 1994 law that already requires phone and network carriers to build interception capabilities into their systems — so that it would also cover Internet-based services that allow people to communicate. Fines could start at $25,000 a day.

Albert Gidari Jr., who represents technology companies on law enforcement matters, criticized that proposed procedure. He argued that if the United States started imposing fines on foreign Internet firms, it would encourage other countries, some of which may be looking for political dissidents, to penalize American companies if they refused to turn over users’ information.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; pimp; wiretap

1 posted on 05/10/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...

Pimp.

2 posted on 05/10/2013 3:43:28 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

oh wait maybe this time they will say something


3 posted on 05/10/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

Internet hell what about you the American Citizen???????????


4 posted on 05/10/2013 4:32:06 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

i only do what my rice krispies tell me to do


5 posted on 05/10/2013 4:44:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

Well I’ve already Sanpped!


6 posted on 05/10/2013 4:47:45 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

that crackles me up


7 posted on 05/10/2013 4:50:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: humblegunner

I added pimp to his keyword.

I hate guys that post their dreck and won’t even engage in discussion about their deep thoughts .

Pretty shallow.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 4:52:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Starman417

The Internet serves as a source of alternative information, as a forum for opponents of the regime, and as a means of organizing. Of course it needs to be controlled.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 5:21:35 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Starman417

...expansion of it’s control over internet.

&&&
If you want to be taken seriously, learn the correct grammar. The word “it’s” means “it is”, and it is not the possessive neutral pronoun/adjective.

Sorry, but I stopped after the sentence referred to here.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 6:18:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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