> Many (or most) countries allow for "lawful" interception of some communications by governments without a warrant. Traffic data for phone calls or text messaging, for example, falls under this umbrella. It's said not to be "content" that requires a warrant to access, but it still tells a story about a person and will be abused by governments. We need to make it harder for governments to get at this data.
The problems of government surveillance of private communication are pretty clear. I wonder though whether or to what extent LWN readers think that technological surveillance for purposes of law enforcement can be acceptable?