Germany seeks expansion of computer spying

Looking to join other governments and expand surveillance laws, the LATimes is reporting that Germany wants to be your friend and give you a Trojan. A Trojan horse, that is.

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Expanded surveillance laws since the Sept. 11 attacks already have enabled many Western governments to monitor telephone and e-mail traffic, the conversation in Islamic militants' chat rooms and the websites visited by terrorism suspects.

Now, along with several other European countries, Germany is seeking authority to plant secret Trojan viruses into the computers of suspects that could scan files, photos, diagrams and voice recordings, record every keystroke typed and possibly even turn on webcams and microphones in an attempt to gain knowledge of attacks before they happen.

News source: [LATimes] via [Back Page News]

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