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, September 29, 2013

App Tries to Stick It to Gov’t Spying by ‘Flooding the Internet With Red Flag Key Words’

There are certain keywords in electronic communications that the government, law enforcement and spy agencies might watch for. But in light of recent domestic spying, which privacy advocates feel far overstepped its legal bounds, one app is hoping to turn these keywords against the government. Flagger is a browser add-on with the intention of “flooding the Internet with red flag keywords,” like bomb or Taliban.