After spending a period of 4 years and a money of $54 million, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is finally ready to launch a surveillance unit that is even capable of spying on Skype conversations and other Internet communications as well.
The Domestic Communication Assistance Center (DCAC) is formed as a collaboration between the FBI, US Marshal Service, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. All three agencies were ordered to build customized hardware to enable wire tapping on wireless communication and the internet conversations.
The DCAC has no answers for us about the reason behind the purpose of this surveillance. The FBI said in a statement that “the organisation will not be responsible for the actual execution of any electronic surveillance court orders and will not have any direct operational or investigative role in investigations.”
Its is also clear that the top priority of the FBI is to scour the internet for illegal activity, as the bureau announced it was developing an automatic mass-monitoring computer application to analyze Facebook for comments that are related to comments.