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



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:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1436-2001Nov22.html
    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?

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-Declan

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From: "Lewis, Marisa" <Marisa_Lewis@mcafee.com>
To: "'Declan McCullagh'" <declan@well.com>
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.

Regards,
Marisa Lewis
Investor Relations Manager
McAfee.com Corporation
NASDAQ: MCAF
535 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
408-992-8100 phone
408-720-8450 fax
www.mcafee.com




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