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, November 14, 2014

How Anti-Islamist Spies Go Digital to Fight Terrorism

Even as warplanes flown by the U.S. and its allies try to dislodge Islamic State militants from Iraq and Syria, a less visible battle is under way in remote corners of the Internet.

Since the terrorist group emerged as a powerful military force, its adherents have proven skilled at using secure communication channels to plan operations and recruit new fighters via the Web. That has spurred intelligence agencies to step up efforts to break encryption codes, pose as would-be terrorists online, and deploy old-fashioned spies to gather information about their digital strategy, security experts say.