Somewhere, a guy named Mahboud is laughing...

R. A. Hettinga rah at
Fri May 17 22:33:51 EDT 2002


(Mahboud's in Walnut Creek, actually...)
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Status:  U
User-Agent: Microsoft-Entourage/
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 18:40:11 -0400
Subject: IP: FBI must cough up Carnivore info
From: Dave Farber <dave at>
To: ip <ip-sub-1 at>
Sender: owner-ip-sub-1 at
Reply-To: farber at

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From: "Rick Fulmer" <rfulmer at>
Privacy advocates have won another round in their fight to gain access to
more information about the FBI's Carnivore e-mail surveillance system.

A federal judge this week ordered the FBI to expand its search for records
about Carnivore, also known as DCS1000, technology that is installed at
Internet service providers to monitor e-mail from criminal suspects. The
court denied a motion for summary judgment and ordered the FBI to produce
within 60 days "a further search" of its records pertaining to Carnivore as
well as a device called EtherPeek, which manages network traffic.

The FBI has defended Carnivore by assuring the public that it only captures
e-mail and other online information authorized for seizure in a court order,
but the Electronic Privacy Information Center ( EPIC) has voiced concerns
over potential abuse. EPIC sued the FBI, the investigative arm of the
Justice Department, in July 2000 under the Freedom of Information Act so it
could examine Carnivore-related documents.

For archives see:

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