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The Register is reporting that the FBI’s controversial internet surveillance tool has officially been retired and that the bureau has started using an unnamed commercially available alternative.

Carnivore, under the USA PATRIOT Act gave the FBI access to a lot of information that would normally require a warrant to obtain. It is surprising to me that after spending a ton of money to get Carnivore up and running the FBI would just turn to a pre-made solution and use it. I would really like to know the underlying reasoning behind all of this.

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