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Re: How Prosecutors Wiretap Wall Street
From: Kurt Buff <kurt.buff () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 21:50:10 -0800

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 20:13, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists () tx rr com> wrote:
--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.

http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/blog/archives/2009/10/how_prosecutors.h
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Of course, without a warrant they can't wiretap anything.

Really? Do tell. Hope your sarcasm meter is pegged here.

 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.

Except when it doesn't.

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

As it should be. I don't trust Feds as far as I can spit when it comes
to this sort of stuff.

Kurt

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