FBI Wiretap Proposal Raises Cybersecurity Risks, Experts Say

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Nearly two dozen computer security experts on Friday criticized an FBI proposal that would force service providers such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to build surveillance backdoors into their products, saying the mandate would open up major security holes that could be exploited by hackers.

The prediction came in a report released by a group of 20 of the world's leading experts in computer and network security, which assessed the risks of legislation currently being drafted by the FBI and other government agencies. The proposal,...
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