While the goal of the bill may seem reasonable, the details strike me as silly. What do you think?"
Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is "going dark" as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.
Their solution? Require all software to be subject to federal wiretaping capabilities. In particular:
Developers of software that enables peer-to-peer communication must redesign their service to allow interception.
Is this even possible? Presumably "peer to peer communication" would include things like email. Even if it is possible, this strikes me as an unbelievably bad idea."
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