Saturday, June 10, 2006

Leave your door unlocked so the feds can look around

A federal appeals court has ruled that technology companies must make their equipment amenable to government snooping and wiretaps.

We should all, by the way, give the FBI, the NSA, the CIA and other alphabet soup spy agencies the keys to our homes, cars, and businesses because some day a crime might occur there.

The crimes could well be committed by one of those agencies, since they and some of their officers do indeed have histories of criminality and corruption.

This ruling, as the Center for Democracy and Technology's Jim Dempsey says, "threatens the privacy rights of innocent Americans as well as the ability of technology companies to innovate freely."

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