Feds Want to Monitor VoIP

By Deane Barker on July 29, 2003

FBI targets Net phoning: The government wants to start tapping Internet phone calls.

“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. ‘Broadband networks may ultimately replace narrowband networks,’ the summary says. ‘This trend offers increasing opportunities for terrorists, spies and criminals to evade lawful electronic surveillance….’”

The Internet has made communications a sieve. If you try to stop it in one place, it will just spring out of another.