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Google to be Dragooned Into U.S. Wiretapping?

68EEC-dragoon.gif I’d wondered when the feds would think of this:

"Google has records that could help in a cyber-investigation, he said," Wright adds. "Giorgio warned me, ‘We have a saying in this business: `Privacy and security are a zero-sum game.’"

A New Internet Wiretapping Plan? Steve Bellovin, SMBlog, 15 January 2008

Their saying is wrong, as Bellovin points out:

The risks are quite similar to those posed by CALEA: this is an intentional vulnerability which can be exploited by the wrong people. (That’s what happeed to the Greek cellphone network.)

But some people believe the saying anyway, and will act on it, unless they are stopped.