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Groups denounce FBI plan to require Internet backdoors for wiretaps

Computerworld – Privacy groups are denouncing a federal government move to force Internet companies like Facebook and Google to build backdoors that would let the FBI and other agencies snoop in on real time online communications.

The Washington Post reported this week that a government task force is working on such a plan at the behest of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies that contend that they can’t tap the Internet communications of terrorists and other criminals on such sites.