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Carnivore Goes Wireless 169

Posted by michael
from the look-ma-no-wires dept.
GMontag writes: "The Washington Post Tech Section is running this story FBI's 'Carnivore' Might Target Wireless Text. Apparently, since the industry can't provide big brothering to the satisfaction of the FBI the FBI will will do it *for* them. This is a collector's item too, with no mention in article of DCS1000 being used to "save" children!"
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Carnivore Goes Wireless

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  • *sigh* (Score:3, Informative)

    by Reality Master 101 (179095) <`RealityMaster101' `at' `gmail.com'> on Friday August 24, 2001 @12:13PM (#2213702) Homepage Journal

    What part of "subject to court order" don't you understand?

    Sometimes I think there are people who seriously think we should completely ban law enforcement because there might be some miniscule possibility of abuse.

  • Clarification (Score:2, Informative)

    by ViceClown (39698) on Friday August 24, 2001 @12:17PM (#2213731) Homepage Journal
    Here's a point I have been meaning to make for awhile. My uncle does computer fraud investigations for the FBI. Yes, that's right - he's a fed. I brought up this topic to him at our last family function. What most people don't realize is that Carnivore is actually going to be less restrictive than old procedures. If the FBI or one if it's investigators wants to subpeona email know what they do? They take the whole server. They take all the email and just route through until they find what they want. The point is they take it all and have access to anyone and everyone who went through that box. With Carnivore they can pick out who they are looking for through standard procedures and as long as you are not a fedral criminal you have nothing to worry about. Frankly, if that helps stop bombs from going off at olympic games and helps track down illegal malitias, hate groups, etc. then Im all for it!

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