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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: FBI to IETF: It's time for Internet wiretapping stan

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Date sent:      	Wed, 13 Oct 1999 14:01:23 -0400
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: FBI to IETF: It's time for Internet wiretapping standards
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                     Net Wiretapping: Yes or No?
                     by Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)

                     10:30 a.m. 13.Oct.99.PDT
                     The FBI says the Internet's standards
                     body should craft technology to facilitate
                     lawful government surveillance. 

                     A spokesman said Wednesday that the
                     bureau supported the Internet
                     Engineering Task Force's recent decision
                     to debate whether the ability to wiretap
                     should be part of future Internet
                     "We think it's a wise and prudent move,"
                     said Barry Smith, supervisory special
                     agent in the FBI's Digital Telephony and
                     Encryption policy unit. 

                     "If court-authorized wiretaps are
                     frustrated, effective law enforcement is
                     jeopardized, public safety is jeopardized,
                     and policymakers are going to have to
                     figure out how to rectify the problem." 


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