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RE: Will your cisco have the FBI's IOS?

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Mon Mar 15 12:04:37 2004

On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Scott McGrath wrote:
> What is desired here is a system by which all communications
> originating/or terminating at $DESIGNATED_TARGET can be intercepted with
> no intervention by and/or knowledge of the carrier hence ensuring the
> security of the investigation.

I don't think that is correct.  Read the Justice Department's filing.

With correct legal authorization, law enforcement already has access to
any electronic communications through a carrier.

>From the Washington Post:
  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.

Is this a modem tax by another name.  Should every ISP add a fee to their
subscriber's bill to pay for it?

Read the filing.

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