The Federal Bureau of Investigation is pining for the good old days when everyone communicated via telephone. Back then, before everyone started talking to their friends and family with emoticons and acronyms, it was easier for the FBI to set up surveillance to catch allegedly criminals. To amend that, the FBI is pushing for a proposal that would force Internet companies to "build in backdoors for government surveillance", reports CNET's Declan McCullagh.

The proposal would expand the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), a 1994 law that required phone companies to make it easy for the FBI to wiretap its networks. CALEA was already expanded in 2004 when it was extended to broadband companies.

Fortunately for you, the Internet user, some companies, like Apple which is lobbying against it, aren't at all happy with this proposal and want to see it shut down.

If this amendment to CALEA passes, "Tweets is Watching" will no longer be a clever spin on one of Hov's classics.

[via CNET]