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What is shocking about CALEA is what hasn't happened yet -- the requirement to integrate back-doors in servers providing VOIP services. Notice that VOIP services don't necessarily have to be sending traffic to a central server, it could be peer to peer like WebRTC so now CALEA gets updated and ... well I don't know what happens.

Companies would need to install back-doors on user's machine directly to divert copy of a stream of a audio, get fined or end up moving overseas.

But it has already happened... nearly 15 years ago it got pretty bad, and it continues to get worse. Anyway these "backdoors" already do exist in routers.

None of the big companies with statements (denials) about PRISM say anything about protecting data that flows through its networking equipment, only that they do not provide access to "stored" data on "servers" (without a warrant).

Here's how to configure a Cisco 7600's LI (Lawful Intercept) "feature":


* Note the cute assumption in the naming of this "feature" - it almost implies that the use of "Lawful Intercept" is necessarily lawful as the feature itself has the word "lawful" right there in the name!

Im getting the vibe that Peer-to-Peer encrypted mesh is the way of the future for the internet.

Client to server is just too easy for large organisations to abuse.

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