FBI defends eTap plans

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FBI defends eTap plans

As the FBI’s email scanning and eavesdropping system, Carnivore, attracts increasing controversy, the U.S. agency has begun to lobby for their right to put permanent taps in major ISPs. At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union has demanded access to the source code for the software that would run on the Windows 2000 boxes through which all U.S. email might flow if Feds get their way.

To read about the FBI’s public relations efforts, go to www.wired.com. For the story about the ACLU’s demand for source code, go to zdnn.com.