Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Lots of news about Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)

What does a new telephone technology cause the need for? Guarantee you didn't think of this one . . . the ability to apply wiretaps. Read the article.

Interestingly enough, carriers that currently provide VOIP services, according to the article, are fully cooperating with police and FBI wiretap requests. Further, Vonage who I have mentioned before in this blog already has the ability to perform the wiretap service for police.

So if everyone's willing to cooperate, what are the police and FBI worried about? If I were them, the question that would keep me up all night would be how hard it is for some kid in his garage to start up his own VOIP provider . . .

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