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The White House is working with several federal law-enforcement agencies to draft legislation that would make it possible to monitor all Internet communication services, including social networking sites, peer-to-peer messaging and encrypted email systems, according to a New York Times report. "Society has changed the way we communicate, and what we're looking for is a technology fix to ensure we have the ability to do what we've always been able to do," FBI spokesperson Paul Bresson told TechNewsWorld.
"Society has changed the way we communicate, and what we're looking for is a technology fix to ensure we have the ability to do what we've always been able to do," FBI spokesperson Paul Bresson told TechNewsWorld.
If they've always been able to do that, why fix what isn't broken? What they really mean is, instead of only being able to monitor every means of communication from the fringes until there's a legitimate reason to get a warrant to search someone's home and pc, the gov't. now wants to really be the Big Brother by watching EVERYTHING you do, EVERYWHERE, and decide for themselves if it is deemed to be illegal. That also means, even though Thomas Jefferson himself said a little revolution is needed from time to time, that when it comes time for the revolution that's needed in the U.S.(it's not IF any more, but WHEN), it will be nearly impossible for the majority to override the minority who want to hold on to power using any 'legal' means necessary, including the military.
Never thought I'd see the day when the U.S. gov't. really did get out of control of the people; citizens are too complacent and willing to allow the voice of the few to control the will of the majority. Glad I'll be dead when the world goes to hell, a healthy percentage of that will be because the vision of the founding fathers was so bent and twisted by greedy powermongers here today that it will affect everything around the world tomorrow. And is already beginning to.