Wednesday April 09, 2014

The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers

Think you are safe from government spying when you fly the friendly skies? Think again.

According to a letter Gogo submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, the company voluntarily exceeded the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, by adding capabilities to its service at the request of law enforcement. The revelation alarms civil liberties groups, which say companies should not be cutting deals with the government that may enhance the ability to monitor or track users.