FC: McAfee replies -- by denying any FBI contacts of any sort

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 12:48:43 PST

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    Now that we have McAfee on the record, let's go back to the Associated 
    Press article from last week. It's written by Ted Bridis, a careful 
    reporter, and says:
        At least one antivirus software company, McAfee Corp., contacted the
        FBI on Wednesday to ensure its software wouldn't inadvertently detect
        the bureau's snooping software and alert a criminal suspect.
    Perhaps Ted can elaborate?
    Previous Politech messages:
    From: "Lewis, Marisa" <Marisa_Lewisat_private>
    To: "'Declan McCullagh'" <declanat_private>
    Subject: RE: Has McAfee sided with FBI on "Magic Lantern" detection?
    Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 12:22:40 -0800
    Dear Sir/Madam:
    1.  Network Associates/McAfee.com Corporation has not contacted the FBI, nor
    has the FBI contacted NAI/McAfee.com Corp., regarding Magic Lantern.
    2.  We do not expect the FBI to contact Network Associates/McAfee.com
    Corporation regarding Magic Lantern.
    3.  Network Associates/McAfee.com Corp. is not going to speculate on Magic
    Lantern as it's existence has not even been confirmed by the FBI or any
    government agency.
    4.  Network Associates/McAfee.com Corporation does and will continue to
    comply with any and all U.S. laws and legislation.
    Marisa Lewis
    Investor Relations Manager
    McAfee.com Corporation
    535 Oakmead Parkway
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085
    408-992-8100 phone
    408-720-8450 fax
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