They broke the law. And a call to action
@oopsie, yep, warrantless wiretapping is illegal. And you know what? The former CEO of Qwest was approached and asked to do this, *TOLD* them this was illegal and he refused to participate. In retaltation, charges were trumped up regarding insider trading (really, someone with millions of dollars, and the claim was he was doing insider training to make like an extra $1,000 or so) so he was removed as CEO and tossed in jail. In adidition, several telecom contracts were suddenly cancelled at this point. This is the worst thing about this, and this push for "immunity" for the companies that broke the law -- some DIDN'T break the law, so really those who did do not deserve immunity.
Seriously though -- ISPs that are braking the law should 100% be exposed for doing this. It is not the FBIs job to help companies maintain market share.
This is a call to action, if you work at an ISP that is participating in this program, go to cryptome or wikileaks and let everyone know. The public deserves to know. If you figure out how to determine this is happening (without working at the ISP), do the same, make this public knowledge.