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U.S. Government Wants to Spy on Internet Use

The federal government wants to peer into your computer communications, forcing companies to design, or redesign, their networks to accommodate surveillance. The FCC gave broadband Internet service and voice-over-Internet Protocol services, or VoIP, 18 months to ensure that their networks are wiretap-ready.

Is this the Patriot Act at work?  Actually its a different act called Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)in 1994, requiring telephone companies to build surveillance capability into their networks.

I agree with EFF:

Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group focusing on technology issues, said: “It doesn't authorize wiretaps. It does something much more intrusive: It dictates the design of technologies from law enforcement's standpoint.”

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