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Source: PCWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Privacy The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is still developing its Carnivore Internet surveillance tool, according to FBI documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The FBI is now creating "Enhanced Carnivore" under a . . . The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is still developing its Carnivore Internet surveillance tool, according to FBI documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The FBI is now creating "Enhanced Carnivore" under a contract that runs through January that calls for the development of two new versions of the system, says David Sobel, general counsel at EPIC.

The documents show that a possible feature of future versions will be interception of Voice Over IP communications, a technology commonly used to make phone calls using the Internet. However, much of the details about the new features were redacted, Sobel says. The documents also clarify Carnivore's capabilities beyond e-mail surveillance, such as the system's ability to extract packets that contain information about the Web sites an individual viewed and "presumably anything that is being communicated," Sobel says.

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