Policeware

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
police ware

A portmanteau of "police" and "software," policeware is software that's secretly installed on a suspect's computer. The goal is to allow government agencies and law enforcement officials to monitor digital communications like e-mails and text messages.

The first instance where U.S. citizens became aware of the use of policeware was a software package named Carnivore, released in October 1997.

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