Readings

Selected Items on Digital Telephony Act

The Digital Telephony Bill was passed in October, 1994, after intense lobbying of Congress by the FBI. It’s instructive to read these, to gain insight into the political process.

  • “The Freeh Lobby.” U.S. News and World Report, May 30, 1994.
  • Meeks, Brock. “Jacking in from the ‘Cancer Among Us’ Port.” CyberWire Dispatch. August 9, 1994.
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center. “Group Seeks Release of FBI Wiretap Data, Calls Proposed Surveillance Legislation Unnecessary.” Press Release, August 9, 1994.
  • McCandlish, Stanton. “EFF Statement on Leahy/Edwards Digital Telephony Bill.” August 9, 1994.
  • ———. “EFF Summary of Leahy/Edwards Digital Telephony Bill.” August 10, 1994.
  • Meeks, Brock N. “Digital Telephony is not the endpoint.” CyberWire Dispatch. August 12, 1994.
  • McCandlish, Stanton. “Suddenly popular telephony bill.” August 16, 1994.
  • Taber, John. “EFF was snookered.” August 23, 1994.
  • Meeks, Brock. “Jacking in from the ‘Riding A Straw Horse’.” September 13, 1994.
  • “Letter from EPIC to Congressman Jack Brooks.” September 13, 1994.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation. “Testimony of Jerry Berman before the House Telecommunications Subcommittee.” September 13, 1994.
  • “House Telecommunications Subcommittee considers Digital Telephony proposal.” Eff Hearing Summary, September 14, 1994.
  • ACLU Information. “ACLU Opposes FBI Wiretap Access Bill.” September 26, 1994.
  • Epic alert. “FBI Asks 5-Year Delay on Wiretap Data.” 26 September 26, 1994.
  • “Judge rejects delay on FBI wiretap data.” Press Release, October 3, 1994.
  • Chartrand, Sabra. “Clinton Gets a Wiretapping Bill That Covers New Technologies.” New York Times, October 8, 1994.
  • “EFF Statement on and Analysis of Digital Telephony Act.” Washington DC, October 8, 1994.
  • Chaos, David. “Digital Telephony and Encryption.” October 10, 1994.
  • Sawyer, Tom, Rep. “Position paper on Digital Telephony Bill.” October 7, 1994.
  • “FBI ‘proof’ one-page summary.” October 13, 1994.
  • Rotenberg, Marc. “EPIC opposes national wiretap plan.” Press Release, April 5, 1995. (Marc Rotenberg is the Director of EPIC.)
  • Yancey, Matt. “FBI Wants to Wiretap One of Every 100 Phones in Urban Areas.” Associated Press. November 2, 1995.
  • Freeh, Louis. “F.B.I. Isn’t Trying to Increase Wiretaps.” New York Times , November 3, 1995. (Louis Freeh is the FBI Director.)

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