A new FBI cyber-snooping device code-named "Carnivore" -- which can scan millions of e-mails a second and could already be scanning yours Carnivore is a hardware/software device the Federal Bureau of Investigation is already installing in Internet service providers' offices around the country. Once in place, Carnivore scans every incoming and outgoing e-mail message on a network looking for telltale words or names, and saves those messages for later retrieval by law enforcement. It can also track instant messages, visits to websites, and Internet relay chat sessions. ( this is from July of 2000) The Patriot Act -- which will be considered by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday october 2001 -- is the result of two weeks of closed-door negotiations between Congress and the Bush administration. While the bipartisan compromise made some concessions to civil libertarian concerns, the bill: * Gives any U.S. Attorney or state attorney general the power to install the Carnivore e-mail snooping system in "emergency situations" without obtaining a court order. We are at code orange are we not? I know wrong thread so move it. I just thought every one here should know this and this thread has a better view.