Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth...

Carnivore we hardly knew ye.

Turns out that the FBI quietly stopped using the controversial network surveillance hardware in 2002, preferring unnamed commercial products instead.

The Patriot Act allows the FBI to snoop on Internet traffic without a warrant, but according to documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center under the Freedom of Information Act, the agency only used its Carnivore-like capabilities three times in 2002 and six times in 2003.

Wow! really believe that! 9 uses in 2 years? I might belive that they DIDN'T use it for 9 minutes in the last 2 years due to maintenance, but that's about as far as I'm going to go.

Let me get this straight, the goverment has software that lets it monitor every piece of traffic on the internet, anonymously, and they don't use it?

yeah right sure

Oh, and by the way, Langly is not monitoring and recording the airwaves and cell phone frequencies either!

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