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The US government wants to hack into the networks of every major telecoms company, with the goal of extracting all data about its customers.
The goal is to be able to spy on the communications of anyone in the US, even those who are not suspected of any crime.
The US Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) wants to conduct the same thing with the telcos.
They have been granted a “fast track” authority to get a warrant to hack the networks.
However, it’s unclear how the US Government will comply with that request.
The problem with the plan is that the telcos already have such a wide range of data on their networks.
It’s difficult to identify who they are or what their business is, and the government doesn’t want to compromise their security.
They could even target anyone with a phone.
This isn’t a new issue.
For instance, the NSA hacked the email servers of several major companies including Google and Yahoo, which gave the agency the ability to monitor the communications between the NSA and the company.
A similar tactic has been used against Apple.
The government has been seeking this kind of data for years.
This was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
However the agency has been reluctant to share this information.
So, the US Congress has voted to create a new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
This is supposed to oversee the use of the information obtained by this fast track authority.
But the bill has been passed by the House but not the Senate.
Now the bill is headed to President Trump, who has already been critical of the move.
He has said that he will veto the bill, calling it a “ridiculous” exercise in futility.
However he has also said that if he signs the bill into law, he will work with the NSA to ensure that the data collected under this fast-track authority is not used against US citizens.
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