James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Federal wiretaps foiled by encryption methods

The U.S. Administrative Office of the Courts (AO) acknowledged that encryption methods, for the first time ever, foiled law enforcement wiretaps in 2012, Wired reported Friday. “Encryption was reported for 15 wiretaps in 2012 and for 7 wiretaps conducted during previous years. In four of these wiretaps, officials were unable to decipher the plain text of the messages,” said the Friday AO report. http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/29/report-federal-wiretaps-foiled-by-encryption-methods/