Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wi-Fi hotspots: Federal Network Agency writes surveillance ago – Business Week

Jürgen Berke

The federal government wants to close a long-standing gap in the interception of telephone and Internet connections.

Until March 31, 2016 have all the necessary techniques for monitoring of telephone and data traffic are built with more than 10,000 participants in public Wi-Fi hotspots. This was according to information provided by the business week, the President of the Federal Network Agency, Jochen Homann, respectively. “Due to the ever increasing market share, it has become necessary to include this offer in the monitoring,” it says in a letter to the Federal Network Agency, is available to the Business Week. The investigating authorities should also listen via wireless telephone conversations and e-mails can read along as in the prosecution of offenders. So far, the investigators had no access to Hotspot data.

With professional hotspot operators such as Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone pushes the projects with resistance. Also, cities, municipalities and associations, build in-the-Fi hotspots should be included, criticized the IT industry association Bitkom. He asks for an equal treatment to all providers.


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