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FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

By May 4, 2012

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FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software.

By August 2, 2013

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Judge prods FBI over future Internet surveillance plans

Federal judge tells FBI to do more to comply with open government laws when disclosing what backdoors it wants Internet companies to create for government surveillance.

By November 2, 2012

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FBI 'looking at' law making Web sites wiretap-ready, director says

Director Robert Mueller says FBI needs to be able to "capture communications" of people under surveillance, but declines to elaborate on renewed lobbying effort reported by CNET two weeks ago.

By May 18, 2012

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FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push

Director Robert Mueller tells Congress that police are "increasingly unable" to bring criminals to justice because rapid advances in technology thwart surveillance.

By September 22, 2012

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No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

Sources challenge reports alleging National Security Agency is "tapping directly into the central servers." Instead, they say, the spy agency is obtaining orders under process created by Congress.

By June 7, 2013

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How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance

Officially, Uncle Sam says it doesn't interfere. But behind the scenes, the feds have been trying to browbeat Internet firms into helping with surveillance demands.

By July 12, 2013

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'Dark' motive: FBI seeks signs of carrier roadblocks to surveillance

The agency wants tougher wiretap laws, and in its "Going Dark" campaign it's enlisted Homeland Security for examples of how companies like Comcast, Cricket, and T-Mobile are standing in the way.

By November 5, 2012

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Surveillance a la Skype: EFF, others seek answers

Open letter from privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists, and others calls on Microsoft to provide public documentation about the security and privacy practices around Skype.

By January 24, 2013

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Advocacy group flip-flops twice over CISPA surveillance bill

The Center for Democracy and Technology once opposed CISPA. Then, to the delight of CISPA's backers, it ceased actively opposing the bill. Now it's opposing CISPA once again.

By April 25, 2012