Overheard: Word of the Day

Jan 29 2008   12:24PM GMT

Overheard: Gov’t wants total access to Google search records

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

ryan-singel.jpg The nation’s top spy, Michael McConnell, thinks the threat of cyberarmageddon is so great that the U.S. government should have unfettered and warrantless access to U.S. citizens’ Google search histories, private e-mails and file transfers, in order to spot the cyberterrorists in our midst.

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On a related note, the Bavarian police want the gov’t to sanction a Trojan to help them eavesdrop on Skype conversations.

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