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(“The Bureau is reportedly urging Internet and communications companies not to oppose the move.”) Prison Planet.com » Mass Government Surveillance Dragnet Goes Into Overdrive

FBI unit to spy on all communications, including skype conversations

Steve Watson

Prisonplanet.com

May 24, 2012

Mass Government Surveillance Dragnet Goes Into Overdrive Digital surveillance image via Shutterstock

As if the government were not engaging in enough surveillance of law abiding Americans already, two major developments just ensured that the snooping will increase exponentially.

Firstly, the FBI is about to launch a huge new surveillance unit that will have the ability to monitor all internet and wireless communications, including internet skype conversations.

The incredibly Orwellian titled Domestic Communications Assistance Center, will “assist” local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in spying on the American people.

After reviewing a multitude of government documents and interviewing sources involved with the FBI unit, Declan McCullagh of CNet reports:

“DCAC’s mandate is broad, covering everything from trying to intercept and decode Skype conversations to building custom wiretap hardware or analyzing the gigabytes of data that a wireless provider or social network might turn over in response to a court order. It’s also designed to serve as a kind of surveillance help desk for state, local, and other federal police.”

McCullagh notes that the unit has been in the pipeline for years and that spearheading it will be the FBI’s massive wiretapping project , which was allocated $54 million by a Senate committee last month.

McCullagh has also extensively reported on the FBI’s push to make it law to require social-networks and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

The Bureau is reportedly urging Internet and communications companies not to oppose the move.

We want to “be able to……………………..

EXCERPT

via Prison Planet.com » Mass Government Surveillance Dragnet Goes Into Overdrive.

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