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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Feds demand web companies turn over users’ passwords, encryption algorithms

The federal government has ordered major internet and tech companies to turn over their users’ passwords, according to two unnamed industry sources who spoke to CNET on Thursday. Armed with someone’s password, the government could log into their account on any number of services and access private communications and other information. http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/25/feds-demand-web-companies-turn-over-users-passwords-encryption-algorithms/