Jesus, like it’s not bad enough already, now the fuckers spying on us want REAL TIME capabilities to intercept your Email and Chat messages.
Just being able to access your record logs isn’t good enough anymore.
This warrantless Wiretapping bullshit has gotten out of control.
It used to be they had to get a fucking warrant, which was basically automatic, from the FISA court.
Now it’s, we are going to intercept everything because we want to.
Notice that it used to have to have something to do with FOREIGN contact, as in one party had to be outside U.S. borders.
Now the cocksuckers aren’t even bothering with that thin veil anymore, now everybody gets to participate.
Despite the pervasiveness of law enforcement surveillance of digital communication, the FBI still has a difficult time monitoring Gmail, Google Voice, and Dropbox in real time. But that may change soon, because the bureau says it has made gaining more powers to wiretap all forms of Internet conversation and cloud storage a “top priority” this year.
Last week, during a talk for the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C., FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann discussed some of the pressing surveillance and national security issues facing the bureau. He gave a few updates on the FBI’s efforts to address what it calls the “going dark” problem—how the rise in popularity of email and social networks has stifled its ability to monitor communications as they are being transmitted. It’s no secret that under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the feds can easily obtain archive copies of emails. When it comes to spying on emails or Gchat in real time, however, it’s a different story.
Because Gmail is sent between a user’s computer and Google’s servers using SSL encryption, for instance, the FBI can’t intercept it as it is flowing across networks and relies on the company to provide it with access. Google spokesman Chris Gaither hinted that it is already possible for the company to set up live surveillance under some circumstances. “CALEA doesn’t apply to Gmail but an order under the Wiretap Act may,” Gaither told me in an email. “At some point we may expand our transparency report to cover this topic in more depth, but until then I’m not able to provide additional information.”
Go read the whole thing if you haven’t stroked out yet.
Internet service providers are already squirming around on their backs pissing all over their bellies in anticipation.