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Privacy, Net tax high Congress agenda  18 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Washington is more eager than ever to get its arms around the Internet, and much of the work of the 107th Congress will revolve around e-commerce and other online issues. For all the conventional hand-wringing over the perceived perils of a . . .
 
Modify Privacy Laws For Internet  17 January 2001 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
More intrusive than telemarketers who call at dinnertime or the junk mail that floods our mailbox at home, Internet spam -- unsolicited commercial e-mail -- is growing faster than some networks can handle. . . .
 
New 'Whistler' build adds anti-piracy lock  08 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"Microsoft Product Activation for Windows" will tie a Windows product key to one specific PC in order to reduce casual copying. In order to "activate" it, a customer will send data about the installation, such as product ID number and hardware . . .
 
How to cover your shopping footprints  05 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Shopping on the Internet is like signing up for a supermarket saver card or getting that extra 10 percent discount when you sign up for a retail store's credit card. You get some immediate savings, but you are also involuntarily subscribing . . .
 
Top Privacy Issues of Y2K  01 January 2001 
Source: Cipherwar - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The phenomenal rise, and technological sophistication, of workplace surveillance leads the list of the Top 10 privacy stories of the year 2000, according to a Privacy Foundation analysis. Also in the Top 10 are proposed new medical privacy rules; the FBI's . . .
 
Watchdog warns sites to toe line on data privacy  27 December 2000 
Source: Ireland.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Irish websites will have to adopt "clear and straightforward" privacy policies or face prosecution. Together with other organisations collecting data, they will also face random audits to ensure they comply with data protection laws. . . .
 
Talking About Wireless Privacy  23 December 2000 
Source: PC World - Posted by Santa Claus   
It could happen outside Abercrombie & Fitch. It could happen near J Crew. It could happen to you, walking down the street in any American city. As you glance at the window display, your cell phone rings with an urgent message: . . .
 
Privacy advocates shine light on "Web bugs"  21 December 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
A privacy group is testing software that will let consumers know when they are being tracked by invisible "Web bugs." The Privacy Foundation, a nonprofit privacy group based in Denver, is testing a beta version of a browser plug-in dubbed a . . .
 
One-use credit cards ease e-security woes  21 December 2000 
Source: globetechnology.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Concerns about on-line credit card security and privacy of personal information are often listed as the major reasons for this lack of Internet purchasing. According to Visa Canada Association, in 1999, 67 per cent of Canadian shoppers didn't see the Internet . . .
 
Net Scams and Fraud  20 December 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
MSNBC has done a nice job of putting together many of the most significant Net scams and fraud jobs in recent times. About a dozen stories, each of which point out a specific scam, extortion attempt, stock manipulation, the paypal scam, . . .
 
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