The e-privacy boondongle
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy J. Edgar Hoover would have been darned proud of Carnivore, the secret cyber-snooping technology that the FBI seemingly lifted straight from the pages of George Orwell's "1984." That's enough to give me a case of the heebie-jeebies. The existence of this . . . J. Edgar Hoover would have been darned proud of Carnivore, the secret cyber-snooping technology that the FBI seemingly lifted straight from the pages of George Orwell's "1984." That's enough to give me a case of the heebie-jeebies. The existence of this ill-conceived spy system came to light earlier this month. So far, the politicos aren't exactly rushing to express their opposition. That could change if Monday's House Judiciary Committee on Carnivore feeds into a wider public unease about the way heretofore private communications are in danger of getting compromised.

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