FBI: Web-based Services Hurting Wiretapping Efforts
Feb 22, 2011, 19:35 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Web-based e-mail, social-networking and peer-to-peer services
are frustrating law enforcement wiretapping efforts, a lawyer for
the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation told lawmakers Thursday,
but she did not offer concrete ideas on how to fix the problem.
"President Barack Obama's administration is debating ways to
deal with Web-based services not covered by traditional wiretap
laws, including incentives for companies to build in surveillance
capabilities, said Valerie Caproni, general counsel at the FBI.
"Many Internet services are not covered by the Communications
Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), which requires
traditional telecom carriers to allow law enforcement agencies
real-time access to communications after a court has issued a