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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.
“We’ll look a lot more like China than America after this,” Mr. Gidari said.
Obama's White House has been quietly deliberating this proposal since 2010 and is now ready to go forward with a "modified" version of the F.B.I.'s original plan.
We are definiutely on the top of a slippery slope where nothing will be private or immune from government surveillance.
Originally posted by Maluhia
All I can think f when I read stuff like this
Originally posted by VoidHawk
What is the reason given for spying on ones own people?
Has anyone actually asked them that question?
Honestly, if this was a Republican administration, do you not think that they would be doing the same thing?
I agree with you on this but I feel both parties are involved in taking us down that slippery slope.
Originally posted by CB328
It sounds to me like they are talking about being able to monitor things like Skype calls and Google voice. The question is, is this just for warrants, or the feds to do whenever to whoever?
Originally posted by rockintitz
Why shouldn't your Internet activity be monitored? If you don't have anything to hide.. Then give your freedoms up.
Sorry just wanted to be the troll on this one