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  •  Am I offbase here or am I correct in sensing (2+ / 0-)
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    Cowalker, 3goldens

    that the advent of "digital" and satellite communication has changed the nature of "wiretapping"?

    Landlines had to be actually "tapped" because of the mode of transmission while digital "wiretapping" involves a different technology altogether from what I understand.

    Just as the FCC was able to regulate the airwaves...it can no longer regulate broadcasts because of the different mode of transmission of signals via cable.

    I may be wrong but I am wondering if the change in technology hasn't made the previous laws obsolete since the transmission forms are different.

    I know about the monitoring stations that are set up to filter information but I don't know how private citizens can protect our perceived "privacy" any more.  We can be tracked by every electronic device imaginable, from a GPS in our cars or cameras, from satellite images (down to our own back yards), via the internet, via cell phones, credit card purchases, etc.  It isn't like the transmission mode of a few years back...and it may be much harder to control privacy with the advent of newer technology.

    Anyone out there have any ideas on this?

    "As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever." -- Clarence Darrow

    by Bluedoc on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 10:57:42 AM PDT

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