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Google offers free 411 service .. "calls recorded" - This article reminded me about this "Telecom Whistleblower"

dahunan

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As soon as the computer voice answers it says "calls recorded" *Not "call may be recorded"

Do you think they record your whole conversation or just the Info request part? They do connect you-place the call for you

Telecom Whistleblower Discovers Circuit that Allows Access to All Systems on Wireless Carrier?Phone Calls, Text Messages, Emails and More
Babak Pasdar is a computer security expert who was hired in 2003 to help restructure the tech infrastructure at a major wireless telecommunications company. What he found shocked him. The company had set up a system that gave a third party, presumably a governmental entity, access to every communication coming through that company?s infrastructure. This means every email, internet use, document transmission, video, text message, as well as the ability to listen to and record any phone call.
http://www.democracynow.org/20...rs_circuit_that_allows
 

yllus

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This is news? CALEA is more than a decade old and is almost surely the driving force behind the capability. Not to mention that merely having the capability doesn't mean it's being actively used.
 

dmcowen674

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Oct 13, 1999
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Originally posted by: yllus
This is news? CALEA is more than a decade old and is almost surely the driving force behind the capability. Not to mention that merely having the capability doesn't mean it's being actively used.
Actually the new generation of "soft switches" trump the old CALEA set up and yes it is "actively" used.
 

yllus

Elite Member & Lifer
Aug 20, 2000
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Originally posted by: dmcowen674
Originally posted by: yllus
This is news? CALEA is more than a decade old and is almost surely the driving force behind the capability. Not to mention that merely having the capability doesn't mean it's being actively used.
Actually the new generation of "soft switches" trump the old CALEA set up and yes it is "actively" used.
Proof? Or are you being "monitored very closely" and cannot divulge your top secret information again?
 

dmcowen674

No Lifer
Oct 13, 1999
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Originally posted by: yllus
Originally posted by: dmcowen674
Originally posted by: yllus
This is news? CALEA is more than a decade old and is almost surely the driving force behind the capability. Not to mention that merely having the capability doesn't mean it's being actively used.
Actually the new generation of "soft switches" trump the old CALEA set up and yes it is "actively" used.
Proof? Or are you being "monitored very closely" and cannot divulge your top secret information again?
You're supposed to be so smart, what's wrong with your fingers?

Here's just a few of companies plugged directly into the switches:

Microsoft Silverlight

http://www.apple.com/

http://www.google.com/

http://www.nebuad.com/

http://compete.com/
 

Pabster

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Who cares? Google 411 rocks. My wireless carrier charges $1.49 for their "411" service and it isn't half as quick and efficient.

If they want to record the call I could care less. You're notified immediately that the call is recorded. Don't like it, hang up.
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Who cares? Google 411 rocks. My wireless carrier charges $1.49 for their "411" service and it isn't half as quick and efficient.

If they want to record the call I could care less. You're notified immediately that the call is recorded. Don't like it, hang up.
Can you get the Google 411 service via "wireless carrier"?

If so which one?
 

dahunan

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Originally posted by: Pabster
Who cares? Google 411 rocks. My wireless carrier charges $1.49 for their "411" service and it isn't half as quick and efficient.

If they want to record the call I could care less. You're notified immediately that the call is recorded. Don't like it, hang up.
Speed dial... I love it and use it all the time too.. but.. it is weird.. the way they say it First thing the machine says when it picks up the phone "Calls Recorded" ...

Plus.. tell me this.. WHY :) is GMail STILL a beta ;) << possible privacy loopholes open during beta that aren't during non-beta?
 

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