Law enforcment access to Internet communications expanded – NJ.com: Star-Ledger updates

Law enforcment access to Internet communications expanded – NJ.com: Star-Ledger updates:
Cyberspace became more transparent today.

Effective today, broadband providers and Internet phone companies must open their networks for lawful intercepts of e-mails, calls and other electronic communications.

Authorities hail the move as an important step to combat terrorism and crime. Critics call it another erosion of personal freedoms.

The new rules mark an expansion of government surveillance capabilities first aimed at mobile phones in 1994, in a law called CALEA, short for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.
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scary… they are probably intercepting this….

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