Was concerned when the local news reported that President Obama is pushing new legislation to make Skype and other popular technologies available for the FBI to eavesdrop and spy on.. Obama says that people aren’t using phones as much and Skype is now being used so-called bad people they need to keep track of.. Now before folks go sounding off about how we need to do this to save lives.. I say BS.. If the FBI or anyone needs to track a SUSPECT there are other ways like old-fashioned surveillance or placing a bug on the person you are following … With all these warrantless wiretap laws this new push from Obama just furthers the rising police state.. Folks need to wake up..
here’s a more indepth article about what our government is doing..
This petitions comes courtesy of http://act.demandprogress.org/act/calea/
Skype, BlackBerry, and other Internet communications services are under attack! The Obama administration and the FBI are pushing legislation that would ban online communications technologies like these unless their developers make it easy for the government to wiretap them.
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires telecom companies to make it possible for the government to wiretap their networks. Now Obama and law enforcement want to expand CALEA to cover all online communications technologies, including peer-to-peer and social networking apps.
Companies that want to avoid stifling regulations, and those that actually care about our privacy rights, would have to leave the U.S. That’d reduce our prominence as a technology leader, and encourage the government to devise ever more heavy-handed ways of blocking Americans from using the offending technologies. Other companies would comply by creating back-doors that could lead to more privacy violations and make the Internet more vulnerable to attack: experts say wiretap-ready technologies would be much easier to hack.
An expansion of CALEA would be a tremendous blow to a free and open Internet. Lawmakers need to reject it: Will you sign our petition demanding that they do so?
FULL TEXT OF PETITION TO CONGRESS: The CALEA expansion would lead to more privacy violations and make the Internet more vulnerable to attacks, and would put U.S. technology developers at a disadvantage to their peers across the world. We need you to reject it.
Makes you wonder what surveillance we are under already. This nu (de) generation at large doesnt seem to care. Listen to ”Shut Up, Be Happy” by Ice T feat Jello Biafra. ” The comfort you have demanded is now mandatory”. Whoever thought in 2013 this would be reality. Ohhh, and our dear brother Obama says ”Yes We Can”. I feel so much safer now (sike).
Glad I didn’t vote for him this time around LOLLLLLLLLL
it is what it is
of course he does lol what’s new
for real now?…
They’ve been spying just becoming more blatant about it
As if we didnt already know this,,….and did u hear about Bush being friends with Osama Bin Laden and barrowing money from the Saudi? And I talking Bush SR and JR and now repubs want to get in Jeb?
Are they crazy…I bet 911 has something to do with Bush Admin not paying back the trillions owed….there is a reason for the terrorism
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Skype was created outside of the US. The only reason it’s within reach is because Microsoft bought it.