Critics blast FBI's first release of Carnivore documents
Source: News.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Privacy The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which sued the FBI for the information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), complained that the 565-page release contains little relevant information. According to a press release issued by the Washington-based group, nearly 200 pages were withheld in full and about 400 pages were redacted, many completely except for the page numbers. . . . The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which sued the FBI for the information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), complained that the 565-page release contains little relevant information. According to a press release issued by the Washington-based group, nearly 200 pages were withheld in full and about 400 pages were redacted, many completely except for the page numbers.

The FBI also withheld the source code to the Carnivore system--one of the most coveted pieces of information for privacy advocates.

"We intend to pursue the litigation until the relevant documents are disclosed," Marc Rotenberg, EPIC's executive director, said today in a statement. "We do not dispute the need of law enforcement to protect public safety or pursue criminals in the online world. But the use of investigative methods that monitor Internet traffic and capture the private communications of innocent users raise enormously important privacy issues that must be subject to public review and public approval."

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