Concerns remain about FBI's 'Carnivore' wiretap : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

Some of the technical and legal points
hinge on what data Carnivore is capable of
capturing when it is implemented, panelists
said. Carnivore, which is now referred to by
the FBI as DCS1000, is a software program
that monitors packets of data passing
through an ISP's (Internet service provider's)

"The problem from legal angles is that it
captures all sorts of IP (Internet Protocol)
information," said panelist Mark Rasch, vice
president for cyberlaw at Predictive Systems
in Reston, Virginia, and the former head of
the Computer Crime Unit at the U.S.
Department of Justice. It can offer
information such as what Web sites a user
has visited, cookies, time of searches and
log on/log off information, he said.


-- spider (, March 13, 2001

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