I can't really object to this as long as they stick to "Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, a 1994 law that says telephone and broadband companies must design their services so that they can begin conducting surveillance of a target immediately after being presented with a court order."
I am not sure so sure that all the wire tapes being done are all that legal.
The use of warrantless wire tapping is up since Obama took over, and it was not good under President Bush. Making it easier for a narcissistic egomaniac who is believed by some to already have an enemies list could be a problem.
Did everyone know that On Star can be remotely activated and your private conversations listened to?
The same goes for some Computers and Smart phones as well.
At the end of 2005, all cell phone carriers were required to provide the ability to trace cell phone calls to a location within 100 meters or less.
To comply with FCC requirements, cell phone carriers decided to integrate GPS technology into cell phone handsets, rather than overhaul the tower network.
So as they want to make it easier should we be concerned at all?
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: October 18, 2010
WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.
An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I. and other agencies recently began working on draft legislation to strengthen and expand the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, a 1994 law that says telephone and broadband companies must design their services so that they can begin conducting surveillance of a target immediately after being presented with a court order.[/QUOTE]