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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Too Hard to Eavesdrop, Obama Administration Complains


“Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new services and made system upgrades that create technical obstacles to surveillance.” (New York Times)

Transparent walls are next on the legislative agenda.

FEE Timely Classic
“Wartime Executive Power: Are Warrantless Wiretaps Legal?” by Robert A. Levy