Re: ULE alert: Russia and SORM

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 07:54:59 MST

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>


>"The regulation requires all ISPs to install a little "black box"
>rerouting device, and to build a high-speed communications line,
>which would hot-wire the provider -- and necessarily, all Internet
>users -- to FSB headquarters."

>"With SORM-2, Russia is going farther than any other democratic
>country in controlling the design of private-sector communications
>systems for surveillance purposes."

The NSA has been tapped into the Internet since day one...

Under the so called Digital telephony act, remote access directly
to telephone company switches was mandated (and exists).

The current push to be able to geographically locate cellphone
users, (under construction) while being portrayed as a 911 measure
is actually being driven by the Feds.

The Russians are behind in this, we are far more advanced in
denying privacy. (Sarcasm)

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