Gmail LogoDespite the widespread monitoring of electronic communications, the FBI is still experiencing some problems with the surveillance of users of some services.

In particular, it is not possible to provide “real-time monitoring” Gmail, Google Voice and Dropbox. This was told by the FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann in a speech at the Conference American Bar Association.

FBI hopes that in the near future that will change. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. has put a top priority for this year, “empowerment for tapping all forms of Internet communications and cloud storage.”

Law on wiretapping from 1994 under the name Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) gives the FBI very broad powers to intercept communications in the search operations. Continue reading