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Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act

Bellovin, Steven Michael; Blaze, Matt; Diffie, Whitfield; Landau, Susan; Neumann, Peter G.; Rexford, Jennifer

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.

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IEEE Security & Privacy
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https://doi.org/10.1109/MSP.2008.17

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Computer Science
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June 28, 2010
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