Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wiretap Extension Will Help Crooks & Terrorists

By extending the existing US wiretap laws to give federal agencies easier backdoor access to Internet Communications, the country's enemies and cyberthieves also receive aid and technical assistance for their own nefarious objectives.

This ominous warning is set forth in a compelling paper signed by 20 academic and private sector security experts, including heavy hitters like BT's Bruce Schneier and Professor David Wagner of EECS Berkeley.

The core issue is that the government is expected to mandate either centralized wiretap access to the Internet communications that continue to elude the FBI's grasp, or access at user endpoints.

More information: internet evolution.