Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 16, 2005

FBI Retires Carnivore

Filed under: — Different River @ 4:03 pm

According to this article, the FBI has retired it’s e-mail-snooping “Carnivore” software. Not because it invades people’s privacy — but because they’ve found commercial products that do the same job better. This is not good news for privacy, partly because it means that with commercial products anybody could be snooping on you, not just the government.

Everyone who uses e-mail should be aware that e-mail is not particularly private. If you want to make it a bit more private, use PGP or GnuPG.

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