Internet pioneers warn of VoIP wiretapping problems
US government efforts to require most VoIP providers to permit law enforcement agencies to wiretap phone calls could introduce new cybersecurity problems to the internet, a group of internet security experts warn.
A US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requiring VoIP providers to allow wiretapping by May 2007 would either require a massive re-engineering of the internet or introduce broad security risks, say authors of a new study released by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), an IT vendor trade group.
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