Now CNET joins the leak publishing parade.

"The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET has learned.

FBI Agent Barry Smith distributed the proposal at a private meeting last Friday with industry representatives and indicated it would be introduced by Sen. Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican, according to two sources familiar with the meeting."

By the way, the FBI is HOT about this - RED hot!

The Gist:

"What's new:

A bill likely headed to the Senate would force ISPs and networking gear makers to do more to help law enforcement agencies conduct Internet eavesdropping.

Bottom line:

The bill, drafted by the FBI, would expand the 1994 CALEA law and is a top congressional priority for the federal agency. If passed, it could put the FBI's Net-surveillance push on solid legal footing."


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