Calling the FBI’s proposal to expand its authority to hack criminal suspects’ computers a “monumental” concern, Google is urging an advisory committee to “reject” the proposal and leave any such changes to Congress.
Federal and state legislators have introduced legislation to force government agents to obtain a warrant before searching Americans' old e-mails, closing a convenient loophole in a 1986 law.
Last week Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, published an op-ed piece for Wired which laid out his strategy to "ensure net neutrality" by treating the Internet as a public utility and applying the same types of regulations that are used for phone and electric companies. In this case, the antidote is worse than the poison.
During a 10-minute period one day in November 2008, British spies vacuumed up 70,000 e-mails to and from journalists at major media outlets in the United States and the U.K. And they did it with the blessings of Washington.