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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
AOL has been one of the worst services around for a while. They record every word you say at any given time for monitoring.
This, however, isn't a huge deal. If DHS wanted to, they could check anything anytime. You may or may not like that, but it's not new. No one, not even the biggest ISP, is going to resist the DHS if they ask. Superfluous really, AOL's just making friends.
The controversial Internet surveillance tool known as "Carnivore" has been renamed DCS1000, a name devoid of any negative associations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday, Reuters reported.
According to Reuters, Paul Bresson, an FBI spokesman, said, "With upgrades come new names."
The old name of a flesh-eating predator had conjured up "unfortunate" images for many people, he added.
Carnivore is specialized software installed on an Internet service provider's network under federal wiretap authority. Used in criminal and national security cases, it is capable of keeping tabs on a suspect's e-mail, instant messages and Web surfing activities.