Online surveillance: Make your case

A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to U.S. officials. Rather than antagonizing companies whose cooperation they need, federal officials typically back off when a company is resistant, industry and former officials said. But law enforcement officials say the cloak is drawn on the online activities of suspected terrorists and other criminals means that critical evidence can be missed. Tell us what you think by voting below, and then explain your view in the comments.

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