posted on May, 11 2004 @ 06:58 AM
I have no idea what these emails you are receivingmean. However, I can tell you that I often receive emails that are generally ASCII garbage: They
don't have any coherency; rather, they are a bunch of nonsensical words and phrases strung together.
What I can adequately comment on, though, is the prospect that these emails may contain ''trigger'' words. There are two programs. Firstly,
"Carnivore," was implemented by the FBI/CIA and it tracks email traffic. It searches for "hot" words such as "assasinate" "bomb" "kill"
"President" etc. I do not know if it was ever "officially" put into use with the public,however there's much speculation about it. This was about
five years ago.
Echelon is another program that has gain some notiriety: It does essentially the same thing as Carnivore. Based upon an article I recently read, such
programs as Carnivore do violate search and seizures laws. Thusly, it is unlikely that Carnivore was every fully implemented. Echelon, however,
is run jointly with a couple other countries.
That is, other countries monitor the US traffic,and the United States monitors other countries' traffic. Ergo, no violation of homeland laws.
The point of these hot-word searches is to help give tips to the various three-letter agencies: They run through this digital sieve random emails, in
hopes of catching the next terrorist.
I know that the contemplation of said programs has existed for quite a while.