National Security

U.S. Seeks Internet Wiretaps

Advertisers aren’t the only ones who want your browsing history: The U.S. government is seeking to require phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, according to The New York Times. An Obama administration task force is looking specifically at expanding a 1994 law that requires carriers to build systems that can be wiretapped; the task force hopes to create a system of incentives and penalties that will ensure that companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast will comply with their needs. The Times previously reported that the government is already seeking to bring companies like Gmail, Facebook, and Skype under the law’s mandate.