Friday, May 05, 2006

IN THE NAME OF TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered all broadband Internet service providers and many Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, companies will have 18 months--until spring 2007--to ensure their systems have backdoors that allow police to eavesdrop on their customers' communications for investigative purposes.

Would you call this an invasion of privacy, and where in the world did this come from?

The program is called Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) it's a controversial United States wiretapping law passed in 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103-414, 108 Stat. 4279.

I'm not suggesting that anyone use VOIP, 2048-bit PK encryption, but VOIP encrypted/decrypted makes it almost impossible for anyone to crack.

4 comments:

Jill said...

You bettcha it is invasion of privacy. Big Brother is watching more and more!

Erin said...

*tongue in cheeck*

I wasn't using my first amendment rights anyway...

But in all seriousness, this disgusts me.

LETS TALK said...

There's ways around this for a while until someone cracks the military encryptions.
I just can't see how we as Americans have let them go this for as to invading our privacy to this degree.

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