From today's Wall Street Journal
One of the nation's largest Internet-service providers, Earthlink Inc., has
refused to install a new Federal Bureau of Investigation electronic
surveillance device on its network, saying technical adjustments required
to use the device caused disruptions for customers.
The FBI has used Carnivore, as the surveillance device is called, in a
number of criminal investigations. But EarthLink is the first ISP to offer
a public account of an actual experience with Carnivore. The FBI has
claimed that Carnivore won't interfere with an ISP's operations....
Douglas M. Isenberg
Attorney @ Law
Editor & Publisher, GigaLaw.com
Legal columnist, Internet World magazine
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