The FBIs e-mail and Web usage surveillance system, known by most as Carnivore, is now officially called DCS1000 by its proponents. The group that performed the US Justice Department’s narrowly constrained review of the system, the Illinois Institute of Technology, recommended that the name be changed to something less threatening for public relations purposes. The IIT’s connections and financial ties to the Clinton administration were accidentally made available on the DoJ Website shortly after the organization was chosen to review the program.
The renaming comes as changes in the functionality of the system, recommended by IIT, are implemented. The report was to have been released to the public before the end of Janet Reno’s tenure as attorney general, but has not yet been released.
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