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(Fwd) FC: Cisco backs backdoor for Internet wiretaps

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Date:          Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:03:11 -0700 (PDT)
From:          Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
To:            politech@vorlon.mit.edu
Subject:       FC: Cisco backs backdoor for Internet wiretaps
Reply-to:      declan@well.com


TIME.com / The Netly News
July 14, 1998

   Cisco Backs Backdoor for Internet Wiretaps
   By Declan McCullagh (declan@well.com)

   Yesterday Cisco Systems announced a new plan to include "private
   doorbells" in its routers. The company says it's a great way to
   protect everyone's personal information online. So why are privacy
   groups crying foul?

   The approach made public yesterday by 13 of the largest technology
   firms will lead to an Internet that's easily wiretappable -- it's
   the online equivalent of the reviled Digital Telephony (CALEA) law
   planned for the phone system. 

   [...remainder snipped...] 

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