In a long profile published by The New Yorker this week (not yet online, but there's an audio interview with the profile's author at The New Yorker's site),
Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell discusses a plan in
the works to dramatically expand online surveillance. As The Wall Street Journal sums it up,
"in order to accomplish his plan, the government must have the ability
to read all the information crossing the Internet in the United States
in order to protect it from abuse."
US intel chief wants carte blanche to peep all 'Net traffic
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