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U.S. funding Mexico’s wiretaps

By SAM ENRIQUEZ
Los Angeles Times

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is expanding its ability to tap telephone calls and e-mail using money from the U.S. government, a move that underlines how the country’s conservative government is increasingly willing to cooperate with U.S. on law enforcement.

The expansion comes as President Felipe Calderon is pushing to amend Mexico’s constitution to allow officials to tap phones without a judge’s approval in some cases.

Mexican authorities have been able to wiretap most telephone conversations and tap into e-mail for years, but the new $3 million Communications Intercept System being installed by Mexico’s Federal Investigative Agency would expand its reach.

The system will allow authorities to track cellphone users as they travel, according to the contract specifications. It would include extensive storage capacity and allow authorities to identify callers by voice.

 

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May 26, 2007 - Posted by | cellular phone, eavesdrop, email, English, illegal, mobile, phone tap, privacy, security, spy, surveillance, tap, technology, wiretap

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