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The FBI Aims To Monitor Email, Chat & Cloud Communications

  • Gizmodo, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:20 AM

The FBI is pushing for the right to access a consumer's email, cloud services, or chat programs. Under the current Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, the FBI can force phone companies to tap a consumer's phone, but these digital communications are not currently accessible to FBI investigators. General counsel Andrew Weissmann revealed said in a talk to the American Bar Association last week getting the power to monitor these kinds of digital communications in real time is a "top priority this year," reports Gizmodo.

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