F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Dogbiscuit, Nov 17, 2010.

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  1. Dogbiscuit

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  2. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Maybe the FBI don't have the same clout as the NSA & CIA ? They don't bother with "trivialities" like CO's :thumbd: they just use their already in place & working tapped pipes :eek:
  3. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    LoL exactly what I was thinking.

    Gotta be legal for court though. In the UK military intelligence would sometimes back down rather giving away how they get information.
  4. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    This will not deter serious criminals. They will still use encryption locally and all the wiretapping in the world wont do any good.
  5. scott1256ca

    scott1256ca Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Well, that's the problem isn't it? There was a bill proposed here in Canada where all the ISPs would have to log all traffic for 30 or 90 days or something. As always the "big fish" they claimed they wanted to catch was people collecting or dealing in kiddie porn. Always a good group to target, since it gets sympathy, but all I could think of is that it would double my ISP costs and catch no one "intended", since those are the first people that would start using pay for private vpn or such to encrypt all their communications. Who I think a bill like that would cause problems for are the torrent users who download copyrighted material. That gives me a pretty good idea who is really lobbying for such bills.

    I think there is a pretty good chance that the same motive is behind this. Other than them the only users this will trip up are the novice or stupid users who can't figure out how to disguise internet traffic related to criminal activity.

    BTW I realize not all torrent users are downloading copyrighted materials, but those are the ones I think would be targeted.
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