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Computer Monitoring System

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From:          "Salzman, Noah" <>
Subject:       Computer Monitoring System
Date:          Wed, 28 Jul 1999 03:11:29 -0700

>From the N.Y. Times web site:

--- July 28, 1999

U.S. Drafting Plan for Computer Monitoring System

By JOHN MARKOFF The Clinton Administration has developed a plan for an extensive computer monitoring system, overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to protect the nation's crucial data networks from intruders.

The plan, an outgrowth of the Administration's anti-terrorism program, has already raised concerns from civil liberties groups.

A draft prepared by officials at the National Security Council last month, which was provided to The New York Times by a civil liberties group, calls for a sophisticated software system to monitor activities on nonmilitary Government networks and a separate system to track networks used in crucial industries like banking, telecommunications and transportation.


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