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Russian internet wiretaps

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Subject:       Russian internet wiretaps
From:          "Perry E. Metzger" <>
Date:          21 May 1999 13:45:47 -0400

A posting to Dave Farber's "Interesting People" list. I can't say that
I entirely blame the Russian secret police -- after all, they're only
copying the FBI's demands.



>From: "Rob Raisch" <>
>To: "Dave Farber" <>
>          SORM-2, the Russian security service's plans to monitor the
>          Internet, finally broke this week, with one Volgograd ISP
>          manager, Nailj Murzahanov, deciding he'd had enough, and
>          suing the spooks in court. SORM-2 is a Tap-You-Yourself
>          policy by the cash-strapped KGB successors, the FSB: it
>          requires ISPs to connect their local FSB office for free to
>          their pipe, with agents able to sniff any and all packets
>          (incoming and outgoing) from the comforts of their offices. 
>          Oh, and the ISPs have to provide free support and training.
>Full Story:
>Culled from "Need To Know",
>Rob Raisch CTO - RivalWorks, Inc. <>