FBI wants widespread monitoring of ‘illegal’ Internet activity

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Posted by Anne Broache
April 23, 2008 11:48 AM PDT

WASHINGTON–The FBI on Wednesday called for new legislation that would allow federal police to monitor the Internet for “illegal activity.”

The suggestion from FBI Director Robert Mueller, which came during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing, appears to go beyond a current plan to monitor traffic on federal-government networks. Mueller seemed to suggest that the bureau should have a broad “omnibus” authority to conduct monitoring and surveillance of private-sector networks as well.

The surveillance should include all Internet traffic, Mueller said, “whether it be .mil, .gov, .com–whichever network you’re talking about.” (See the transcript of the hearing.)


h/t: ICH

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One thought on “FBI wants widespread monitoring of ‘illegal’ Internet activity

  1. Dandi,
    Just dandy. more lenient enabling laws please, the prisons are only over-stuffed now. So why so much Criminality still? Its criminal to be poor, and prison teaches the perferred lesson of toe the line, regardless how desparate the situation is, the kinder gentler America.
    The treatment of animals is better, each is in a separate holding cell. The animals are not allowed to gather together and mingle, this to protect the animals, so their humane deaths can be carried out.

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