New FBI Documents Provide Details on Government’s Surveillance Spyware (

April 29, 2011 12:00 am

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FBI has been using spyware called “Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier (CIPAV) since 2001 to track IP Addresses, lists of the programs running, and other information that assists in “identifying computer users, computer software installed, [and] computer hardware installed.” It is not clear under what laws and legal processes the FBI uses the spyware.

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