538660 story White House Says Phone Wiretaps Will Resume For Now 262 Posted by Soulskill on Sunday February 24, 2008 @09:03AM from the can-we-hear-you-now dept. austinhook brings us news that the U.S. government has resumed wiretapping with the help of telecommunications companies. The companies are said to have "understandable misgivings" over the unresolved issue of retroactive immunity for their participation in past wiretapping. Spy agencies have claimed that the expiration of the old legislation has caused them to miss important information. The bill that would grant the immunity passed in the Senate, but not in the House.