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Originally posted by metaldemon2000
reply to post by TruthTellist
THink what you want. I have worked for a telco for almost 4 years now.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
reply to post by TruthTellist
You think anywhere in the western world is as free as we once where? We're all losing our freedom/liberty based way of life to a police/security corporate state, the UK, Australia the rest of Europe are included here.
It seemed like we needed the big red menace [USSR] a Real potential enemy to keep our freedoms because today we are losing our freedoms to a host of imaginary enemies, or enemies that do Not have the ability to annihilate us!!
Originally posted by many ATS members
EVERY call is recorded, and stored for future reference.
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), passed in 1994, has powered its way back onto the front page this summer, and if you 1) live in the US and 2) pay taxes, you might soon be paying to implement it. And if you're a drug-dealing mobster, you might soon be experiencing it.
The FBI wants the ability to tap VoIP calls. To do this, the agency also wants access to all of your network traffic—and it looks like it's on the way to getting it. Following a long set of legal battles, the US Court of Appeals in June upheld 2-1 a newer and broader definition of CALEA's scope that could affect every university and library in the country.
Big brother wants a window into VoIP at any cost
George W. Bush’s warrantless phone data collection may not only violate the U.S. Constitution but expend so much money and manpower that America is made less safe – by diverting resources away from more practical steps, like inspecting cargo and hiring translators.
Yet, because the operation is wrapped in layers and layers of secrecy – based on the dubious argument that al-Qaeda might not realize it’s being spied on – the public doesn’t know how much the project costs, who’s getting contracts and whether it does any good.
Bush's 'Big Brother' Blunder
May 20, 2008 (IDG News Service) Civil liberties groups in the U.K. are up in arms about a possible move by the national government to set up a central database that could be used to keep track of phone calls, e-mail messages and Web site visits for antiterrorism purposes.
The U.K. government is preparing new telecommunications legislation that it says is necessary to deal with changes in the way people communicate, including the use of e-mail, instant messaging, blogs and social networking sites. Under existing laws, the growing use of such technologies "will increasingly undermine our current capabilities to obtain communications data and use it to protect the public," said a spokeswoman for the U.K. Home Office.
U.K. government eyes database for storing info on electronic communications
Home Office officials are working on a system that could track every phone call and email sent in the UK and store the records in a government database.
MPs are to consider the scheme with the aim of including the proposals in the impending Communications Bill. If that happens, the snooping technology could become law later this year.
The Home Office insisted that the proposals, if put into action, would not compromise the privacy of the public. However, officials revealed that changes to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 would be required so public authorities "can continue to obtain and have access to communications data essential for counter-terrorism and investigation of crime purposes", according to the BBC.
Gov't could track all emails and phone calls
Title 18 of the United States Code defines a pen register as:
a device or process which records or decodes dialing, routing, addressing, or signaling information transmitted by an instrument or facility from which a wire or electronic communication is transmitted, provided, however, that such information shall not include the contents of any communication, but such term does not include any device or process used by a provider or customer of a wire or electronic communication service for billing, or recording as an incident to billing, for communications services provided by such provider or any device or process used by a provider or customer of a wire communication service for cost accounting or other like purposes in the ordinary course of its business.