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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!

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