Carnivore Is Dead

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An Old Friend
FBI Abandons Web Surveillance Technology
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has effectively abandoned its custom-built Internet surveillance technology, once known as Carnivore, designed to read e-mails and other online communications among suspected criminals, terrorists and spies, according to bureau oversight reports submitted to Congress.
The FBI laboratory division, which produced Carnivore, was headed by Donald M. Kerr, who left the FBI in August 2001 to become the CIA's chief gadget-maker as head of its science and technology directorate. Kerr told lawmakers in 2000 that Carnivore was "far better than any commercially-available sniffer."


Code Monkey
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skwirlinator said:
I wonder whether Spybot S&D protects us from it?
Nope. :) Stuff like Spybot protects you from stuff on your local PC. What Carnivore did was to intercept stuff as it passed through your ISP; sort of like a phone tap but for digital data instead.


An Old Friend
That's mind boggling!
With HS connections and automated programs and bots running its amazing there is any way to track one IP address. Computers are just flat-out amazing!