Surely this is Echelon ?
From: Gina Miller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 13 July 2000 08:39
I saw on the boob tube tonight an MSNBC program that aired an FBI man and a
reporter discussing a new software program called 'Carnivore' (meaning it
can get to the meat) that the FBI plans to activate.
If this is to take effect, the software is distributed to the server on
which our email is located, then it with a general eye scans all the email
of every client (from who, to who, subject line) , it can also be told to
search for specific words within the body of emails, and hunt them out. The
claim is, that it is to locate emails about hacking and other criminal
activity. I think there would be some trickle down effect for corporate
interest as well. Survey results exposed on the show, explains that
corporations do a high level of saving 'at work emails' and 'employee's
computer data' as it is. My problem with this digital wiretap, is that it
will be 'spying' on innocent people as well and infringing on their privacy,
and the context at which diction is used, may be misconstrued.
After the program aired, I searched the MSNBC site on the net and found a
Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
"Nanotechnology: Solutions for the future."
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