"Carnivore" Essay by Research Group

A report on the computer program "Carnivore" and an individual's right to privacy.
# 27170 | 1,965 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper explores an issue that has been raised recently and much argued in the media and courtroom of whether the government should be able to eavesdrop on communications online. The paper looks at recent use by the FBI of a computer monitoring program called "Carnivore" which enables monitors to analyze email for certain terms that might indicate criminal activity. The paper looks at the issue in terms of the individuals rights, general legislation issues and the needs of the government.

From the Paper:

"Data surveillance through the computer has created a system that increasingly menaces individual privacy. Computers had been employed first to store scientific and numerical information, or information that was already in the public domain but that had to be collected into one computerized source. However, computers were more and more being employed to collect sensitive information about the individual's personal life so that the individual was slowly losing control over his or her personal information. This problem of the danger of invasion of privacy has been foreseen for some time."

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