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FBI dumps Carnivore - but in name only
A spokesman for the FBI denied that the name change stemmed from worries that the name Carnivore made the system sound like a predatory device made to invade people's privacy. But the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), which last autumn issued an analysis of the system at the request of the Justice Department, recommended that the name be changed for just that reason, according to an IIT analyst. "We had a concern that it wasn't a good name for the system," said the IIT's Larry Reynolds. The group thought the name should be dumped, he said, "because of the very definition of the word."
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