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DeCSS Allies Ganging Up  27 January 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A federal court decision that restricted a DVD-descrambling program ignores free speech rights and should be overturned, eight different coalitions claim. The groups, representing everyone from cryptographers to journalists, have ganged up to attack the ruling in separate amicus briefs scheduled . . .
 
Protecting Privacy: Europe's As Bad As U.S.  26 January 2001 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Jen Olson   
Despite tighter regulations, European website operators are no better at protecting the privacy of visitors than their U.S. counterparts, according a study released Thursday. Two-thirds of the 751 websites in the United States and Europe surveyed by the advocacy group Consumers . . .
 
Web sites fail to protect privacy  26 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The vast majority of European and US Web sites are failing to protect users' privacy, according to a UK-based consumer interest group Thursday. Consumers International, which represents 263 consumer organisations, says that hardly any Internet sites which collect . . .
 
DEA data theft raises privacy concerns  24 January 2001 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The prosecution of a Drug Enforcement Administration officer in Los Angeles on charges of selling data from a variety of restricted databases has privacy advocates again questioning whether government protections on private data are strict enough.
 
Resumes Get Hijacked Online  24 January 2001 
Source: SFGate - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
What a precious document is your resume - the deeply personal record of your status and achievement, your whole life contained in a couple of absolutely priceless pages. And on the open market, it is worth about 7 cents. . . .
 
More privacy to come this year  22 January 2001 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Having failed to pass any meaningful Internet privacy legislation last year even with a resounding mandate from most voters, Congress cannot afford to miss another opportunity to enact online privacy laws this year, lest the Internet be gridlocked by a myriad . . .
 
Vendor, advocacy groups dig trenches in online privacy war  21 January 2001 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
President-elect George W. Bush hasn't even taken office yet, but there's already a battle brewing for his attention between groups that are espousing different approaches for regulating online data privacy. In a letter sent Tuesday to Bush, congressional leaders and . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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