FBI Tosses Carnivore to the Dogs

thanks gods, but one would suspect that the FBI will continue to hone their electronic snooping skillz. In fact, this doesn't really make me feel as if my civil liberties are any more secure.

FBI Tosses Carnivore to the Dogs:
The FBI has effectively abandoned its custom-built internet surveillance technology, once known as Carnivore, designed to read e-mails and other online communications among suspected criminals, terrorists and spies, according to bureau oversight reports submitted to Congress.

Instead, the FBI said it has switched to unspecified commercial software to eavesdrop on computer traffic during such investigations and has increasingly asked internet providers to conduct wiretaps on targeted customers on the government's behalf, reimbursing companies for their costs.

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