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It’s Time For Wiretap Compliance
The FBI has its eye on you
by KathrynV 12:26PM Sunday May 13 2007
The WIRED blog put out a reminder that tomorrow, May 14, “is the official deadline for cable modem companies, DSL providers, broadband over powerline, satellite internet companies and some universities to finish wiring up their networks with FBI-friendly surveillance gear, to comply with the FCC's expanded interpretation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act” (CALEA). The post points out that this means faster surveillance and therefore more spying by the police, noting that court-ordered surveillance jumped up 150% from 2002 – 2006 after approval of the CALEA compliance requirement for phone companies and will likely jump again now.


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Re: Nothing new Move on

Yep, the political system in this country sucks. The two party system merely gives the illusion of having a choice. Unfortunately, nothing will change until the "nothing to worry about unless you're a criminal" people pull their heads out of their asses.
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There is a reason the wires are twisted together, it's called a pair. It defeats the whole purpose of twisted pair cabling by using the solid orange and solid green to wire the jack.