chapter  3
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PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

The general examination of the tension between new security measures and rights here turns much more specific. In this chapter I examine six measures concerning communications surveillance, and among these only the measures relevant to the use of six technologies: cellular phones, the Internet (as a means of communication), high-power encryption, Carnivore, the Key Logger System, and Magic Lantern. I examine the effects of these measures on the use of these technologies and on individual rights and the public interest. The main rights at issue are privacy, anonymity, and due process. The main areas of public interest at issue are public safety and public health, especially prevention of terrorism and response to terrorist attacks once they occur, including bioterrorism.