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Re: How Prosecutors Wiretap Wall Street
From: Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists () tx rr com>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:13:24 -0600

--On November 4, 2009 12:55:45 PM +1100 "Ivan ." <ivanhec () gmail com> wrote:

The answer is both more mundane and more alarming. Prosecutors are
using the FBI's massive surveillance system, DCSNet, which stands for
Digital Collection System Network. According to Wired magazine, this
system connects FBI wiretapping rooms to switches controlled by
traditional land-line operators, internet-telephony providers and
cellular companies. It can be used to instantly wiretap almost any
communications device in the U.S. — wireless or tethered.


Of course, without a warrant they can't wiretap anything.  Furthermore 
every warrant to wiretap has to be accompanied by evidence that justifies 
the warrant and signed by a federal judge who agrees that there is 
sufficient cause for the wiretap, and illegal wiretaps will not only get 
your case thrown out of court but your butt thrown in jail as well.

But other than that, it's really troubling....

Paul Schmehl, If it isn't already
obvious, my opinions are my own
and not those of my employer.
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