Extent of FBI's Web surveillance disclosed
The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain documents from the FBI which describe both how the Bureau used network traffic-monitoring programs for internet surveillance, and how the Bureau reacted in an effort to prove that, as the head of the Bureau's cybertechnology lab put it, the FBI wasn't "randomly looking at everyone's e-mail." Documents show the Bureau used the programs to track a variety of suspects.
Records showed that the FBI used Carnivore 13 times between October 1999 and August 2000, and EtherPeek (a similar device) 11 times.
FBI, Carnivore, email, technology, surveillance, FISA, internet, civil liberties, investigation
Return to front page