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Phil Harvey

12:35 PM -- The following is a Public Service Announcement...

If you provide VOIP services, you need to be CALEA compliant very soon. The FCC says so, and you know what a tough bunch of mothers they are.

CALEA is very important because it allows law enforcement to wiretap private communications so that the citizenry -- presumably those not being wiretapped at the time -- can be better served.

The CALEA logo, which features the colors blue and gold, is important, too. It's also greatly symbolic, as noted on one helpful Website:

The gold represents something of value that shines brightly. Blue has been associated with many qualities, but here it represents "the thin blue line" of law enforcement.

Other things that represent something of value and shine brightly include:

Thanks for your attention.

— Phil Harvey, CALEA Compliance Editor, Light Reading

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12/5/2012 | 3:55:08 AM

Packet CALEA has been the law for a long time. Still not sure how this is all going to work, as I am wondering if the Ventrillo and Teamspeak sites I use require CALEA support. How about Xbox Live?

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