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The FBI wants to watch you on Facebook, Twitter, and Skype

George Orwell was an optimist. After seeing the privacy-shattering updates that the FBI wants top websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to implement, I’m wondering if his dystopic 1984 didn’t go far enough. After all, in mythical Oceania, it was …
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Technology : TechCrunch (4 years ago)

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