Thursday June 16, 2016

Lawmakers Want To Stop Warrantless "Backdoor" Spying On Americans

A pair of lawmakers are trying to close the "backdoor search" loophole in existing law so that the government would be forced to get a warrant for any domestic spying. Seems like common sense. Want to spy? Get a warrant. Probably won't pass. frown

Two lawmakers are pushing to include a bipartisan amendment to be included in the upcoming defense budget bill, in an effort to seal up a loophole used by the government to conduct warrantless surveillance on Americans. The amendment, introduced by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY, 4th) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA, 19th), will also forbid the government from forcing individuals, as well as companies -- like Google and Apple -- from installing backdoors for surveillance purposes in their systems.