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Massive online credit card fraud  13 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A hacker called 'chad' leaves the online credit card clearing house hanging after exposing more than 55,000 credit card numbers. The FBI is investigating Creditcards.com was the victim of an extortion attempt by a cyberthief accused of hacking . . .
 
FBI Probes Hacking Of Creditcards.com  12 December 2000 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The FBI said it is investigating a security breach of Creditcard.com that apparently exposed confidential credit card data, an agent said today.
 
Internet security seen having long way to go  12 December 2000 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Systems designers have a long way to go to protect online privacy but the spread of so-called smart cards holds promise, the new head of a Internet technical coordination body told a government-sponsored conference on Monday. "We are far from demonstrating . . .
 
Google product tracker could raise privacy concerns  12 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Google's new toolbar extension may give Web surfers the feeling they're being watched. That's because one version of Google's toolbar keeps track of every site a person visits to analyse search and surfing patterns. "By using the Advanced Features . . .
 
Cache attack: Timing is everything  12 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A technique that exploits the way in which Web browsers store recently viewed data could compromise privacy by allowing an attacker to check what sites a Netizen has visited recently. Called a "timing attack," the exploit allows an unethical Web site . . .
 
UK Police To Publish Online Survival Guide  07 December 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Jen Olson   
British police have announced plans to publish an "online survival guide" in January, which aims to advise online newbies on how best to protect themselves against viruses, hackers and other security problems when they log on to the Internet. Sponsored by . . .
 
Civil liberties groups condemn Big Brother proposals  07 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government would end up before the European Court of Human Rights if it allowed all our emails, phone calls and surfing to be recorded and monitored Britain risks being hauled in front of the European Court of Human . . .
 
Companies showcase online safety gadgets and software  06 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
A handful of software companies are ringing online privacy bells as the holiday season approaches, urging consumers to give themselves the gift of Internet anonymity before venturing online to shop. Privacy companies were out in force Monday night for a mini . . .
 
Privacy Groups Call For Investigations Of Amazon  05 December 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The dispute between the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Amazon, which started earlier this year when the privacy group nixed its book distribution deal with the e-tailer, is continuing, with EPIC now urging government agencies of the need to investigate . . .
 
Will Internet Improve Voting?  29 November 2000 
Source: Planet IT - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Internet voting could find a place in the private sector. In recent months, unions, associations and organizations such as the Sierra Club have held online elections for officers. Some publicly traded companies that want more shareholder input might also turn to . . .
 
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