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Conservative government is backing a proposal allowing authorities to transmit Trojans to suspects through official-looking e-mails. Opposition parties and privacy advocates cry foul.
In what appears to be the first case of its kind, federal agents sent spyware called "CIPAV" to the owner of a MySpace account tied to e-mail bomb threats against a high school.
The FBI refuses to answer journalists' questions about its spyware that can be delivered over the Internet and implanted in a suspect's computer remotely.