FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push
The FBI is renewing its request for new Internet surveillance laws, saying technological advances hinder surveillance and warning that companies should be required to build in backdoors for police.
“We must ensure that our ability to obtain communications pursuant to court order is not eroded,” FBI director Robert Mueller told a U.S. Senate committee this week. Currently, he said, many communications providers “are not required to build or maintain intercept capabilities.”
Mueller’s prepared remarks reignite a long-simmering debate pitting the values of privacy, limited government, and…
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