President Obama Plans To Wiretap All Your Online Communications?

FBI Director Robert Mueller

President Obama is allegedly looking to back a plan by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that would make it much easier to wiretap any and all communications on the Internet – including Facebook, Google, instant-messaging services and emails.

The surveillance overhaul comes as FBI Director Robert Mueller says that traditional wiretapping is “going dark,” as communications technology continues to evolve and make court-approved wiretapping of suspects’ phones obsolete.

However, the FBI’s proposal would require rebuilding the Internet with wiretapping capacity, forcing sites like Facebook to change the way they operate so that the government can plug into your communications through a back door. The revised proposal currently under review by the White House would also fine companies that do not comply with federal wiretapping. Only the largest communications companies would be under Justice Department scrutiny.

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