WS>>08-09-01 -- ACLU Action Update: Protect Internet Privacy!
carl william spitzer iv
cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Fri Aug 10 21:50:36 MDT 2001
TO: ACLU Action Network
FR: Jared Feuer, Internet Organizer
DT: August 9, 2001
Ignoring the privacy protections of the Fourth Amendment,
the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is conducting
searches on the Internet through an online wiretapping
system called "Carnivore." This system forces Internet
Service Providers (ISP's) to attach a black box to their
networks - essentially a powerful computer running special-
ized software - through which all of their subscribers'
In traditional wiretaps, the government is required to
minimize its interception of non-incriminating - or innocent
- communications. But Carnivore does just the opposite by
scanning through tens of millions of emails and other commu-
nications from innocent Internet users as well as the tar-
Take Action! Rep. Richard Armey (R-TX) has recently said
that he is considering seeking budget cuts to stop the use
of Carnivore. You can help keep the pressure up by asking
your Representative to join in the efforts to cage Carnivore
from our action alert at:
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