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Posts Tagged ‘law enforcement officials’

FBI claims default use of HTTPS by Google and Facebook has made it difficult to wiretape

FBI claims default use of HTTPS by Google and Facebook has made it difficult to wiretape

A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. Driven by FBI concerns that it is unable to tap the Internet communications of [...]

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

In a New York Times article today by Charlie Savage, news that the Obama administration is proposing new legislation that would provide the U.S. Government with direct access to all forms of digital communication, "including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows [...]

Gunman at Discovery Channel headquarters

Gunman at Discovery Channel headquarters

A gunman has taken at least one hostage at Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. There's no official police statements about who the gunman is or what he wants, but there's a list of demands circulating on Twitter... said to be the gunman's manifesto. I'm not sure what the original source of this list is, yet, [...]