‘It’s a framework for private actors to scan every message sent’

Source: WND

A prominent privacy organization, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has issued a warning that a new congressional plan called the EARN IT Act would open the door for corporations to spy on everything online.

That’s “texts, DMs, messages, websites, cloud photos” and more.

The organization said the lawmakers pushing the plan include Sen. Richard Blumenthal D-Conn., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

The privacy group said the plan “would pave the way for a massive new surveillance system, run by private companies, that would roll back some of the most important privacy and security features in technology used by people around the globe. It’s a framework for private actors to scan every message sent online and report violations to law enforcement.”

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