NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Joe Johns) The battle over privacy on the Internet now that the FBI system Carnivore can wiretap and read the e-mail of any American examined; details given of the coming Congressional hearings. [House majority leader Richard ARMEY - suggests shutting down Carnivore.] [FBI lab's Don KERR - cites restrictions on the use of Carnivore.] [Juno Online Services, Incorporated, Charles ARDAI - calls the Carnivore plan a Draconian measure.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Gregory NOJEIM - questions the FBI program.] [Representative Asa HUTCHINSON - explains what Congress has to look at.] The government's need for the technology to fight new kinds of cyber crime noted. [George Washington University professor Amitai ETZIONI - outlines the issue of privacy versus public safety.]