Might Botnets Be Run By Spy Agencies?

Are spys trying to get on your desktop?If a group of kids can control hundreds of millions of machines for sending spam, shouldn’t security experts with billions of dollars from the NSA, MI6, or CSEC be tempted to do the same? Why wait to try to catch data to going over the wires when botnet programs could let agents review the data all the time as it sits on machines?

Brad Templeton, chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, raises these questions in his blog and considers some of the legal issues.

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