FBI Wants Authority To Hunt Criminals Thru Internet Backbone

FBI Wants Authority To Hunt Criminals Thru Internet Backbone

FBI Director Robert Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller knows there are online places where criminal activity is centralized: the backbone hubs located in hosting facilities across the country. All of the Internet’s activity, legal and illegal, flows through these ‘choke points,’ and the feds, of course, are already tapping those points and siphoning off data. What Mueller wants is the legal authority to comb through the backbone data, which is already being siphoned off by the NSA, in order to look for illegal activity.

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