Transparency Project

Endpoint Surveillance Tools (CIPAV)

In 2007 after Wired reported on evidence that the FBI was able to use “secret spyware” to track the source of e-mailed bomb threats against a Washington state high school EFF submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for information on the technology. The documents we received discuss endpoint surveillance technology the FBI calls a “web bug” or a “Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier” (CIPAV) which seems to have been in use since at least 2001.

US Federal Agency:

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Some lawmakers want to undo crucial online privacy rules. Tell your members of Congress to defend your rights. https://act.eff.org/action/te...

Feb 21 @ 3:25pm

The movement to encrypt the web has reached a milestone, and we still have more work to do. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 21 @ 2:53pm

The M2 car hacking tool by @macchinaCC launches today. T-shirts help benefit EFF's fight for your right to repair. https://www.kickstarter.com/p...

Feb 21 @ 12:48pm
JavaScript license information