The FBI wants a backdoor into all communications software
Reported by Jack Taylor on Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 pm
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is making a proposal to the White House that would potentially expand their powers into our private communications online. Their aim is to expand the power of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and allow them access into all communication software by forcing developers to offer a “backdoor” into the software.
The FBI wants to be able to listen in on all forms of communication software online regardless of the technology. A recent proposal by the FBI being introduced would expand the powers of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). Temporarily being called CALEA II, the new proposal will force companies such a video game developers, Twitter, Pinger, etc. to create unhindered backdoor access into their software for law enforcement.
CALEA was initially enacted to force telephone companies to offer backdoors for federal law enforcement agencies. In 2006 CALEA was expanded to incorporate things such as VoIP software, but it did not include new software programs that are used more often today, which includes private communications on social networking sites.
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