Wiretapping in Russia (Too)
It is not just an American problem... the following exclusive translation from News.ru reports that the Ministry of Information has announced that all telephone and internet service providers must allow unrestricted wiretapping and monitoring access for the FSB, despite the constitutional requirement of a court order.Much more here.
We know from experience that this system has been in place for several years, but it is just now that the Ministry is making it publicly known.
Hat-tip: Global Voices
Note: Yes, I realize that this blog post is from March 2008, but since I just came across it, it's news to me (well not really, but you get my meaning...) -ferg