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-- Iraq help the government spy.
Or face a fine.
That's the -- -- Internet companies could face under proposed legislation.
According to reporting the Washington Post newspaper a government task force is pushing for a law.
That would pressure Internet companies to let the government wiretap.
If companies like Gmail and FaceBook don't go along with such a search order they could face tens of thousand dollars in fines.
Supporters say law enforcement would still need to judge to sign off on the search they say it's just like the current practice of tapping phone lines updated for the digital -- But that critics say the proposal is a threat to online privacy and personal liberties.
But they did the judge Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Andrew Napolitano.
Is -- a little bit of both I think it probably is a little bit of both of.
As -- ways that the FBI can capture keystrokes on a computer.
One is by calling the Internet service provider.
And asking for favor basically persuading the Internet service provider to let them tap them nobody -- know about it.
And the government will give you immunity if the person who's keystrokes we capture finds out you let us do that this is what happened in the Bush Administration until.
Our colleagues in the media revealed this and on the government stopped the other way the FBI can get information is by going to a judge.
Presenting evidence of probable cause of crime this is what the Fourth Amendment requires.
Getting an order from the judge both ways require the cooperation of the Internet provider in the first will first weigh the provider has to say -- we'll let him look the other way.
In the second way to provider has to come on over and will let -- Both ways require the input of the service provider to connect to the FBI.
To the Internet which the FBI.
Says -- can't do want -- tell.
Whereas the FBI want the FBI wants to be able to connect to the Internet.
Without going to the service provider from its own FBI office and switch that they can press.
When they want to capture the keystrokes on shepherd Smith -- Jonathan Hunt or -- profile tennis computer.
Whenever they want.
And that some resistance they're getting from that these Internet service providers and that's what this legislation if enacted and signed by the president would let them do.
Is that this is that this might happen because that doesn't sound very American does it.
-- what does -- sound very American at all and it would be an opportunity for extraordinary.
Abuse at that button was in the air and the FBI was only supposed to press that button when it got to search warrant.
The temptation to press that button at other times will be almost.
Irresistible it's hard for me to believe that the senate will go along with this there are strong elements in the house that would like almost anything the FBI wants look.
The FBI got the Patriot Act which lets them write their own search warrants when the going to a third party like a doctor or a lawyer and a post office that has records about -- Now -- want to bypass the Fourth Amendment yet again.
This is again we talked about this so many times it's the debate of the next ten years how much liberty will Americans give up.
In order to have safety and by giving up live at liberty to the even become safer it seems to be divided amount of time but it seems to be very divided right on political lines.
It is divided along political lines I hope the trend is in favor of more liberty because the FBI is good at what they do they don't need these shortcuts they can solve crime and keep us safe from -- liberties simply by following the constitution.
There's -- vote on thank you Patricia attorney.
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