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Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 05:25:19 -0700 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: AT&T offers lower cost connnections if you let them snoop on you Message-ID: <email@example.com> Would this sort of interception be permitted for POTS? Why is it permitted here, now that ISPs are regulated as a telecommunications service? Their job is to deliver bits without tampering or reading them. Harold
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:24:21 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Re: AT&T offers lower cost connnections if you let them snoop on you Message-ID: <20150803222421.GA17507@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 05:25:19AM -0700, Harold Hallikainen wrote: > Would this sort of interception be permitted for POTS? Why is it permitted > here, now that ISPs are regulated as a telecommunications service? Their > job is to deliver bits without tampering or reading them. You hit the nail on the head: it's permitted here because AT&T is discounting the price of the service in return. In other words, they are making the offer because the regulations have changed. Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to email me directly)
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