Domestic Spying: Intel Chief Testifies on FISA (videos; links)

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House Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/… House Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/18/07.

Rep. Conyers’ Opening Remarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9TG0ZZDqp8

Rep. Smith’s Opening Remarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVE15nBYW-s

Rep. Berman Questions Intel Chief on FISA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnI8MZpBtL8

Rep. Scott Questions Intel Chief on FISA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukP57LbK64

Rep. Lungren Questions Intel Chief on FISA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx27KnnRMSk

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Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell testifies before the House Judiciary Committee to defend the August revision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. September 18, 2007

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4 thoughts on “Domestic Spying: Intel Chief Testifies on FISA (videos; links)

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  3. Anyone telling you that it takes a lot of time to actually implement wiretapping with today’s technology is LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH, especially if any part of the conversation is going over a Voice Over IP (VOIP) connection. VOIP is an otherwise beneficial technology that allows telephone conversations to be transmitted over Internet infrastructure rather than traditional telephone infrastructure. Because the transmission of the data takes place over the same routers, switches, computer servers and wiring, it can be captured the same way any Internet data can – either via packet sniffing or by standard procedures provided by the VOIP call processing software itself.

    People familiar with the technology can implement tapping without law enforcement oversight or involvement at all. It’s very simple, all they need is access to some part of the infrastructure that has jurisdiction over a particular set or block of phone numbers, either officially or illegally. There is no way to police this. Entire buildings are being wired for VOIP and Internet by particular ISPs, backed by the government who mandates that they implement CALEA technology into their infrastructure.

    Because of what I know about VOIP technology I am seriously considering looking into what it would take to testify in these hearings as an expert witness on the subject. I was listening to these people lie through their teeth to Congress yesterday about this stuff and it made me want to hurl.

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