Saturday, July 08, 2006

FBI plans new Net-tapping push

ZDNet reports that, "The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping."

Would you like to check if your communications are being funneled into AT&T listening rooms for use by the FBI? An article on Wired by 27BStroke6 explains how to check. Fire up an MS-DOS prompt and type (for example):

C:\>tracert www.aljazeera.net

You will find that from the UK the route jumps from level3.net in London to ip.att.net in New York where Narus software scans not only IP addresses, but content. Let me know of any other less obvious websites you find that are getting funneled.

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