Re: [Re: CRIME Wiretapping WiFi]

From: Duane Nickull (duane@private)
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 15:02:45 PDT

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    Brian Varine wrote:
    The term content was put in under the original Wiretap Act of 1986, the Patriot Act merely kept the wording so if the ACLU(Al Qaida Civil Liberties Union?) has a problem with "content", why did it take them 16 years to really twist the meaning of the word content? DCS-1000 (aka Eeeevil Carnivore) and other packet sniffing technologies have the ability to only collect E-Mail headers or packet address information (aka dialing, routing, addressing, and signaling information). Even something like Sniffer Pro could be set up to do this. If the LEO's collect content and don't have a wiretap order, it's illegal (just as it was before the Patriot Act). Also, the Patriot Act introduced something that actually enhances oversight by requiring the LEO's to report the identify of "any officer(s) who installed the device and any officer(s) who accessed the device to obtain information from the network, the date and time the device was installed, the date and time the device was uninstalled, and the date, time, and duration of each time the device is accessed to obtain information," it also requires  "the configuration of the device at the time of its installation and any subsequent modification thereof" "and any information which has been collected by the device.". Prior to Patriot Act there was no requirement to report this.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the PA also has clauses whereby all of this can be sealed and not released pending a determiniation that it is not in the interest of national security to release it.  This I can see since it may comprimise operatives in the field.

    I do not share your views of equating ACLU to the Al Quaida Civil Liberties Union. I cannot speak for them but I'm sure no ACLU members support AQ or help further its; cause.
    You may be interested to know that the right wing also now seems to oppose PA.

    Republicans want to fold Patriot Act: (This is new today)


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