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Sprint phone-locator chip prompts privacy concern  13 November 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Sprint's wireless unit said it will put global positioning system (GPS) chips in its cell phones to help locate its subscribers, a move that is expected to stir up privacy concerns that the phones could become homing devices, according to a . . .
 
Dutch Biometrics A Go-Go  09 November 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Fifteen nightclubs in the Netherlands are now testing a system of face scanners, fingerprint scanners and smartcards that will be used to identify and possibly turn away certain patrons. The system targets not rap stars and their bodacious girlfriends, but repeated troublemakers.. . .
 
Geographic tracking raises opportunities, fears  09 November 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
New technology that can pinpoint the physical location of Web surfers is creating opportunities for online merchants and advertisers but could signal new restrictions on the free-wheeling Internet. . . .
 
Workers' Digital Dirt - Forensics  06 November 2000 
Source: Lexis Nexus - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Moving beyond merely monitoring employees' Internet use, many of the nation's largest companies quietly are assembling teams of computer investigators who specialize in covertly copying employees' hard drives and combing them for evidence of workplace wrongdoing. These high-tech investigators employ tools . . .
 
Cloaking devices designed for wary Web shoppers  06 November 2000 
Source: Star Tribune - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Internet's first anonymous shopping tools are going live this fall. These are various virtual masks that cloak people's credit-card numbers -- and, in some cases, their real names and addresses -- from the prying eyes of online merchants. At the . . .
 
Clinton, GOP Compromise On Net Filtering  02 November 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Although the government spending bill carrying a clause requiring Internet filtering on school and library computers that are federally funded is wrapped up in partisan melees, the White House and Republican lawmakers appear to have reached common ground on the filtering . . .
 
Computer forensics the latest ploy to monitor employees  31 October 2000 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Moving beyond merely monitoring employees' Internet use, many of the nation's largest companies are quietly assembling teams of computer investigators who specialize in covertly copying employees' hard drives and combing them for evidence of workplace wrongdoing. These high-tech investigators employ tools . . .
 
Security group alleges breach in bank's Web site  25 October 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Customer credit card numbers of Bank One Online are at risk of exposure to malicious hackers, an Internet security group charged Tuesday. The Web site of the fourth-largest U.S. bank lets customers in most cities check their accounts by entering a . . .
 
Net Privacy Bill Called 'Trojan Horse'  25 October 2000 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The legislation began as an effort to protect people like Amy Boyer, a New Hampshire woman who was slain by a man who tracked her down after buying her Social Security number on the Internet.In May, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) proposed . . .
 
Employers can read your email from today  24 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Starting today employers can read workers' email without their consent, but heavyweights including the IoD want changes From Tuesday, new regulations give employers the power to eavesdrop on the email communications of their staff, a legal shift . . .
 
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