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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Department of Bogus Alarms

Feds: VoIP a potential haven for terrorists | CNET

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday lashed out at phone calls carried across the Internet, saying the fast-growing technology could foster "drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism."

Laura Parsky, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department, told a Senate panel that law enforcement bodies are deeply worried about their ability to wiretap conversations that use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

"I am here to underscore how very important it is that this type of telephone service not become a haven for criminals, terrorists, and spies," Parsky said. "Access to telephone service, regardless of how it is transmitted, is a highly valuable law enforcement tool."

Yes, more wire taps, thats the answer. Thank godz we don't live in a police state or anything.


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