On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 04:04:27PM +1300, David Katz wrote:
One just needs to look at the US and the whole fiasco
that Carnivore has
created to find out that this will be much more difficult than it appears...
I get the feeling that the "fiasco" there is mainly anti-government
rhetoric, and very little in the way of hard fact.
The FBI are permitted to intercept data transmissions across the internet
with a search warrant; carnivore is simply an elaborate passive traffic
monitoring device that they have written for that purpose.
The main complaints against Carnivore seem to be based on insinuations
that the FBI are in the habit of deploying it without a court order,
or use it to capture more data than corresponding court orders instruct
So if there is an issue, it's with the ethics of the FBI rather than
Carnivore per se.
The run-through of Carnivore at NANOG 20 in DC was instructive. There
are video archives on the web in various places; ask Google.
[enough trigger words in there to get this message intercepted as it
wings its way from Canada to NZ through the US, I should hope :)]
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