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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: US government releases 1998 wiretap figures

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Date:          Thu, 06 May 1999 00:27:06 -0400
To:            politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:          Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:       FC: US government releases 1998 wiretap figures 
Reply-to:      declan@well.com

[The figures are especially interesting if you take into account the
mean number of conversations intercepted per wiretap -- thousands, if
I recall properly. We ran the 1997 numbers in Time Magazine; you can
probably find them in the Notebook archives at time.com/magazine.

>Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 22:57:40 -0400
>To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
>From: John Young <jya@pipeline.com>
>Subject: Wiretap 98
>The US 1998 Wiretap Report is available:
>   http://jya.com/wiretap98.htm  (31K)
>Total federal and state is up to 1,329 from 1,186 in 1997. Two 
>requests were denied. That makes five denials in the last ten 
>years compared to 11,000 authorizations.

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