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FBI Wants to Tap VoIP
This article talks about an issue that I've discussed on Boris' blog. The American gov't wants to be able to intercept voice calls, no matter where they take place.
I found it slightly surprising that the US had 2.2million wire taps last year, 80% of which were drug related. Craziness! I personally think that lawful intercept will definitely be required to be provided by all ISPs and carriers.
The FBI seems to want to pass the cost of segmenting out the traffic onto the carrier though. At least that's what I think this section of the article insinuates:
"Mandatory CALEA compliance by VoIP providers would better protect the privacy of VoIP users than a voluntary approach. CALEA protects the privacy of surveillance suspects by requiring carriers to provision the surveillance in a confidential manner." Otherwise, the FBI argues, a VoIP company might turn over a "full pipe" to police that would include conversations of more people than necessary.
All of this will no doubt be difficult though, I don't know how it'll play out. Maybe the government will just plain be out of luck