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Groups urge Ashcroft to act on Carnivore, privacy issues
The groups were following up on several items discussed in a meeting with the attorney general April 19, where Ashcroft indicated he planned to designate a member of his staff to deal with a range of privacy issues. The letter urges Ashcroft to put a pro-privacy stamp on Carnivore, a device that -- when attached to an Internet service providers' (ISP) network routers -- gives investigators access to all electronic communications sent over that ISP.
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