Re: Is AP angry because FBI hindered a big piece of news?
Yes, and I would willfully cooperate, I'm not a coward. A copyright infringement? C'mon. If you know someone has a hostages and the police use an agent dressed as the local pizza chain to get close to the house because the criminals ordered a pizza is a trademark/copyright infringement? And the criminals would take revenge against the pizza chain?
It was also a targeted interception, as I read in this article. No one else could have been compromised, unless the suspect had forwarded the mail. Anyway, when you bug a room or a phone you also get other conversation, it's inevitable.
Face it, today you can't investigate only on the physical world. A lot happens in the 'cyber' one. Just any other interception system it has to be under legal control, a warrant needs to approve it on sound basis, and it has to limited as much as possible to the suspect(s) only.
Or the police should be fully forbidden to investigate in the 'cyber' world? One day, when *you* will be the victim of a crime, I'm sure you will change your mind and ask to gather the whole internet traffic to obtain justice...