If you are a malcreant and you know the FBI is tapping your phone conversations, there is no need to worry. It is fairly easy to foil those taps, and here’s how. I note this not because I want to disrupt FBI investigations – I believe if you are doing something wrong, you deserve what ever is coming down the pike at you. But it does show that your phone is still not very safe, as any phreak (which we thought was dead in the digital age) could be used for more dastardly means; it also shows that the government needs some better technology if they are going to get the crooks.
Of course, the feds could just buy your phone records, but then they wouldn’t have those lovely recorded conversations. And if they are really looking for “subversives,” paranoid as the government seems nowadays, it may just be easier to mine Amazon.com’s wishlists.