FBI looking to get backdoor access to Facebook, Google and other social networks


It’s even easier than ever to keep off grid, as it’s now perfectly possible to fly under the radar and still keep the lines of communication open to the people you need to communicate with, which isn’t always a good thing (bad guys do this all the time). That’s probably the reason why the feds are asking social networks like Facebook and Google+ to provide them backdoor access through a proposed amendment to the 1994-era Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The amendment would allow the feds access to not only Facebook and Google+, but other communication based websites with large userbases. The move is obviously not welcomed by a privacy advocates, which include the Electronic Freedom Foundation.

Source: CNET