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Will your cisco have the FBI's IOS?

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Sat Mar 13 12:41:33 2004


Easier Internet Wiretaps Sought
Justice Dept., FBI Want Consumers To Pay the Cost

By Dan Eggen and Jonathan Krim
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 13, 2004; Page A01

The Justice Department wants to significantly expand the
government's ability to monitor online traffic, proposing that
providers of high-speed Internet service should be forced to grant
easier access for FBI wiretaps and other electronic surveillance,
according to documents and government officials.

A petition filed this week with the Federal Communications
Commission also suggests that consumers should be required to
foot the bill.

{meaning guess who does their work?}


Justice Department lawyers argue in a 75-page FCC petition that
Internet broadband and online telephone providers should be treated
the same as traditional telephone companies, which are required
by law to provide access for wiretaps and other monitoring of
voice communications. The law enforcement agencies complain that
many providers do not comply with existing wiretap rules and that
rapidly changing technology is limiting the government's ability
to track terrorists and other threats.

They are asking the FCC to curtail its usual review process to
rapidly implement the proposed changes. The FBI views the petition
as narrowly crafted and aimed only at making sure that terrorist
and criminal suspects are not able to evade monitoring because
of the type of telephone communications they use, according to
a federal law enforcement official who spoke on the condition
of anonymity.


{It sounds to me like this means:

	Tear out backbone

	Move MAE-East, West and whatever into the 
	Jill Edgar Hoover Building.

	Pay them rent for the Colo space...


A host is a host from coast to
& no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

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