Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Labs' E-Mail Screen Will Sift for Spies.

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

The Department of Energy plans to start snooping on every piece of electronic mail entering or leaving Los Alamos and Sandia national labs to guard against spying.

A computer will sift through the mail, forwarding anything suspicious to a counterintelligence analyst. All mail to or from foreign countries will automatically be deemed suspicious.

Mail to "foreign nationals" also will trigger an automatic review, according to a notice issued Monday establishing the "Electronic Mail Analysis Capability."

Beyond singling out foreign mail, the department has not defined what sort of suspicious words might trigger a review, according to the notice. …

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