FBI urges Facebook, Gmail to allow spying on criminals


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been asking executives at Facebook, Gmail, Skype and other social media and Internet giants to give the agency easier backdoor access to spy on suspected criminals. This as more communication shifts online, proving laws allowing phone lines wiretapping less useful. An alternative is to pass a law requiring these sites to rework their code for easier surveillance of communication via instant messaging, VoIP and emails.

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