Carnivore is a surveillance tool for data networks created by RSG featuring Eyebeam resident Alex Galloway. At the heart of the project is CarnivorePE, a software application that listens to all Internet traffic (email, web surfing, etc.) on a specific local network. Next, CarnivorePE serves this data stream to interfaces called "clients." These clients are designed to animate, diagnose, or interpret the network traffic in various ways. Use CarnivorePE to run Carnivore clients from your own desktop, or use it to make your own clients. Winner of the 2004 Golden Nica award for Net Vision for Ars Electronica.

Project Created: 
January 2004
People: Alexander Galloway
Research: R&D Lab
Project Type: Software