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Head honcho of the federales, Robert Mueller, let his fantasies run wild in hearings held by the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on Wednesday:

[G]ive us the ability to preempt that illegal activity where it comes through a choke point as opposed to the point where it is diffuse on the Internet.

With Comcast admitting to throttling file sharing traffic, AT&T promising to filter for copyright infringement, Google under fire for all sort of privacy concerns and the NSA already jumping our backbones, who isn't tapping that? (Photo by AP/Lawrence Jackson)