Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act

@article{Bellovin2008RiskingCS,
  title={Risking Communications Security: Potential Hazards of the Protect America Act},
  author={Steven M. Bellovin and Matt Blaze and Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau and Peter G. Neumann and Jennifer Rexford},
  journal={IEEE Security \& Privacy},
  year={2008},
  volume={6}
}
A new US law allows warrantless wiretapping whenever one end of the communication is believed to be outside national borders. This creates serious security risks: danger of exploitation of the system by unauthorized users, danger of criminal misuse by trusted insiders, and danger of misuse by government agents. 
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