FBI releases first Carnivore data
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy The FBI released the first documents about its controversial Carnivore email surveillance software on Tuesday, but more than half of the 750 pages were blacked out and hundreds more were withheld. The Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) filed . . . The FBI released the first documents about its controversial Carnivore email surveillance software on Tuesday, but more than half of the 750 pages were blacked out and hundreds more were withheld. The Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) filed suit in June under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the release of the Carnivore source code, other technical details and legal arguments addressing the potential privacy implications of the technology.

The lack of information contained in the documents, while disappointing, was not unexpected, said David Banisar, staff counsel for EPIC. "Of the pages that they withheld in full, about 160 were source code pages for Omnivore."

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