H.R. 514

Gina Miller (echoz@hotmail.com)
Wed, 12 May 1999 14:50:07 PDT

Law enforcement agencies are moving to trucked commnication systems and radio scanners will incorporate trunk tracking as well. The H.R. 514,
"Wireless Privacy Enhancement Act of 1999" will make it illegal for
manufactureres to sell such equipment, or to sell any devices that "convert protected paging service transmissions to alphanumeric text." This bill is what the Feds are offering to enhance our privacy in lieu of strong encryption systems that they would have difficulty cracking. In other words: they can listen to us, but we can't listen to them. The bill is currently winding its way through Congress and will almost certainly become a law unless people make a fuss. You can read the bill at:


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