Peaches Posted September 28, 2010 Report Share Posted September 28, 2010 Feds want backdoors built into VoIP and email Warn of investigations 'going dark' Developers of email, instant-messaging and voice-over-internet-protocol applications would be forced to redesign their services so their contents can be intercepted by law enforcement agents armed with legal wiretap orders under federal legislation reported on Monday by The New York Times. The legislation would, among other things, require cellphone carriers, websites and other types of service providers to have a way to unscramble encrypted communications traveling over their networks, the report said. It specifically mentions companies such as Research in Motion and Skype, which are popular in part because their cellular communications and VoIP services respectively are widely regarded as offering robust encryption that's impractical if not impossible for government agents to crack. Read more here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/27/encryption_backdoor_legislation/ Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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