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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: - 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: - 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: - 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, . . .
Activists Attack Porn Bill  20 December 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Free-speech organizations quickly denounced the passing of a controversial bill that would require schools and libraries to install pornography filters in order to continue receiving federal funding for computers or Internet access. On Friday Congress approved the controversial Children's Internet Protection . . .
Privacy, is it real?  19 December 2000 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In our daily lives a persons privacy is violated countless times. So many in fact, we tend to catch less and less of them as we become more desensitized. In the making of this article, I decided to document the different . . .
Peacefire tosses Web-filter grenade  19 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Porn-blocking Web filters from Net Nanny, CyberSitter, and five other companies can be disabled with a program released Monday by anti-filtering group Peacefire, the group claims. The program, available as a free download at the Peacefire Web site, was released in . . .
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