Carnivore and Open Source Software

    Date25 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    4267
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Matt Blaze talks about the FBIs Carnivore system. "The "Carnivore" system runs on an FBI-owned PC that can be installed at an ISP to collect IP traffic as part of a court-ordered wiretap. Not much detail is publicly known about exactly . . . Matt Blaze talks about the FBIs Carnivore system. "The "Carnivore" system runs on an FBI-owned PC that can be installed at an ISP to collect IP traffic as part of a court-ordered wiretap. Not much detail is publicly known about exactly how Carnivore works or what kinds of traffic it collects. This has contributed to an atmosphere of mistrust and confusion, which would be at least partly addressed if the FBI would provide more information, including making the Carnivore source code available for public scrutiny."
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