Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday January 14, 2013

The FBI Needs Hackers, Not Backdoors

Why is this so obvious to everyone except the FBI? Offering hackers jobs instead of jail sentences might get the agency the talent they need.

For the last few years, the FBI’s been warning that its surveillance capabilities are "going dark," because internet communications technologies آ— including devices that connect to the internet آ— are getting too difficult to intercept with current law enforcement tools. So the FBI wants a more wiretap-friendly internet, and legislation to mandate it will likely be proposed this year.