"Carnivore" is the name of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation system designed to covertly search e-mail messages to and from targeted suspects, but it could also be used to compromise the privacy of millions of Internet users.

Every month for 13 years, Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wisconsin) gave his renowned "Golden Fleece Awards" for "wasteful, ridiculous or ironic use of the taxpayers' money." Sadly, the awards ended when Proxmire retired in 1989.

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