FBI Lobbies Social Networks In Push To Boost Snooping Powers

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The FBI is reportedly pushing social networking websites, email providers and other Internet companies to aid the agency's long-running proposal to amend a federal wiretap law to allow it access to information from any company that provides communications services online.

Senior FBI officials have recently asked Internet companies to refrain from opposing its proposal to expand the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, CNET reported Friday. The FBI wants the act to require social networking websites such as Facebook Inc. and providers of Voice over Internet...
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