September 13, 2001

Terrorist search leads to ISPs

Author: JT Smith

CNET reports that nationwide Internet providers America Online and Earthlink are working with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to find information that may be relevant to Tuesday's terror attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. AOL admitted that it allowed the FBI to install its Carnivore survelliance system on its networks to analyze customer communications. Earthlink says it was served with a warrant compelling them to turn over information, but adamantly denied that it had allowed the FBI to install Carnivore for unfettered network access.
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