Monday, September 27, 2010

Built-in Eavesdropping Capability

The NYT reports that the executive branch wants Congress to require that services like Blackberry, Skype, and Facebook to have built-in capability that allows the federal government to monitor and any all type of activity at any time when served with a wiretap order.

Uh, yeah right.

So, as China continues to open up their society to capitalism, we go the other way towards totalitarianism.

Well, if we don't do this, some argue, the terrorists can communicate online without our being able to intercept their communications. Just exactly when does this creeping monster of the surveillance state begin to moderate its usurpation of our freedoms? Y'know I think the terrorists have nothing on our own government in making us afraid to say what we want to say.

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