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Re: Lawful Access articles - collection
So we have this article on what the NSA is gathering up
He explains that the agency could have installed its tapping gear at the nations cable landing stationsthe more than two dozen sites on the periphery of the US where fiber-optic cables come ashore. If it had taken that route, the NSA would have been able to limit its eavesdropping to just international communications, which at the time was all that was allowed under US law. Instead it chose to put the wiretapping rooms at key junction points throughout the countrylarge, windowless buildings known as switchesthus gaining access to not just international communications but also to most of the domestic traffic flowing through the US. The network of intercept stations goes far beyond the single room in an AT&T building in San Francisco exposed by a whistle-blower in 2006. I think theres 10 to 20 of them, Binney says. Thats not just San Francisco; they have them in the middle of the country and also on the East Coast.
The eavesdropping on Americans doesnt stop at the telecom switches. To capture satellite communications in and out of the US, the agency also monitors AT&Ts powerful earth stations, satellite receivers in locations that include Roaring Creek and Salt Creek. Tucked away on a back road in rural Catawissa, Pennsylvania, Roaring Creeks three 105-foot dishes handle much of the countrys communications to and from Europe and the Middle East. And on an isolated stretch of land in remote Arbuckle, California, three similar dishes at the companys Salt Creek station service the Pacific Rim and Asia.
Since the NSA scoops up everything that crosses the US border, and since much of Rogers & Sympatico carried e-mail & other traffic crosses into the US before it is re-routed back into Canada, a simple and cost-effective solution to this
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would to simply require all Canadian ISP's to route all traffic into the US before delivering it back into Canada.
That way the NSA can store everything for us at no cost. ISP's here won't have to spend a cent, and the government won't have to buy all kinds of expensive hardware & software.
CSIS, the RCMP, and the CPC can then work with their buddies south of the border without public scrutiny at creating Stasi-like dossiers on everyone in Canada.