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GettysbergII Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:35 PM
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EFF Urges FCC Not to Mandate Surveillance Regime on Internet
http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Surveillance/CALEA /

EFF Urges FCC Not to Mandate Surveillance Regime on Internet
Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) objecting to the agency's plan to expand the reach of a law that forces communications service providers to build surveillance backdoors into their networks. The Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), passed in 1994, forced telephone companies to redesign their network architectures to make wiretapping easier. It expressly did not regulate data traveling over the Internet. But earlier this year, law enforcement agencies petitioned the FCC to expand CALEA's reach to cover broadband providers so that it would be easier for law enforcement to tap Internet "phone calls" via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications such as Vonage, as well as online "conversations" using various kinds of instant messaging (IM) programs like AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The FCC responded with a "notice of proposed rulemaking" (NPRM), which proposes to introduce surveillance technology mandates to broadband Internet access and "managed" VoIP.
Full Release, EFF's CALEA page
November 12, 2004
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:38 PM
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1. I have not been following this as closely as I should because I am
technologically challenged, however I know they are against it. I get their e-mails every week; I was surprised to read their opinion that fraud was not committed in this election.

Haven't focused on much but election fraud.
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Sven77 Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:43 PM
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2. spying on americans
FBI's carnivore(dirt-magic lantern) is used to spy on peoples computers. total infomation awareness (martix), database on collected information on the population. your constitutional right to privacy is gone.
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