We think it is clear that we don’t like scammers any more than you do. FireRTC is meant to be an open calling platform for all law abiding communities, and as such, we have been embraced by the scambaiting community.
We were never meant to be an iron-clad, untouchable, safe-haven for anyone. We based in New York City, not the Caymen Islands. We will fight and have fought however, for the privacy of our users at our own legal expense.
Ultimately, we are subject to the laws of the United States. We have been subpoenaed by law enforcement in the serious cases of SWAT-ing and bomb threats. We have to comply with these legal requests and frankly, don’t want those types of users anyway. Our new usage policy is targeted towards reducing these types of users on FireRTC, as they are the real threat to the openness of our platform.
In addition to the new usage policy, we try and protect our users from themselves, by implementing things like DoS and call limitations. We get lots of angry messages about these limits, but ultimately feel this is for our users’ own good.
While we cannot comment on any specific case, we can say that unless compelled to by a US court, our policy is not to release any user information to a third party. Any US company that tells you any differently is probably not being truthful.