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FC: IPv6, encryption, and FBI lobbying for broadband wir

------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:16:34 -0700 (PDT) From: Declan McCullagh <> To: Subject: FC: IPv6, encryption, and FBI lobbying for broadband wiretapping Send reply to:

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[Remember that at the FBI's behest, a House committee approved a bill (in Sept 1997, if I recall properly) *banning encryption without backdoors for the Feds*. It may be ancient history now, but I am not making this up. --Declan]

---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 02:31:59 -0700 From: David Mercer <> To: Subject: Re: FC: FBI lobbies for new wiretap rules targeting cable, DSL providers

At 08:32 AM 8/10/2003, you wrote:

>    The new rules are necessary because terrorists could otherwise
>    frustrate legitimate wiretaps by placing phone calls over the
>    Internet, warns a summary of a July 10 meeting with the FCC that
>    the FBI prepared.

This is a very good reason folks should be in favor of upgrading to IPv6. It has end-to-end IPSEC built-in, so your VOIP calls would all be encrypted. Don't be shocked if this also turns into a call to ban encryption of VOIP links.

-David Mercer Tucson, AZ

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