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Steven M. Bellovin, Matthew A. Blaze, Whitefield Diffee, Susan Landau, Peter G. Neumann, and Jennifer Rexford, "Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act", . January 2008.
A new US law allows warrantless wiretapping whenever one end of the communication is believed to be outside national borders. This creates serious security risks: danger of exploitation of the system by unauthorized users, danger of criminal misuse by trusted insiders, and danger of misuse by government agents.
protect America act, US wiretap law, civil liberties, surveillance, wiretapping
Date Posted: 20 March 2008
This document has been peer reviewed.