EPIC: Carnivore not as selective as FBI said

    Date20 Nov 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2947
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Carnivore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's e-mail surveillance software, is capable of capturing "all unfiltered traffic," despite assurances from the FBI this summer that the program only captures e-mails going to people on whom the FBI has a warrant.. . . Carnivore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's e-mail surveillance software, is capable of capturing "all unfiltered traffic," despite assurances from the FBI this summer that the program only captures e-mails going to people on whom the FBI has a warrant.

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington requested all FBI documents on Carnivore through a Freedom of Information Act request, and those documents are being released piecemeal after a judge's order.

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