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EMusic.com Targets Napster With "Fingerprinting" Software  28 November 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Internet music site EMusic.com has started its "acoustic fingerprinting" offensive in hopes of stopping music file-swapping service Napster from distributing its songs. Claiming Napster has rejected technical avenues that would stop Napster users from downloading its material, EMusic says it has . . .
 
Report: FBI could abuse Carnivore  22 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In a 121-page report released Tuesday night by the U.S. Department of Justice, a seven-member review team gave mixed marks to the FBI's Internet surveillance system, known as Carnivore. While the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute review team confirmed that . . .
 
Privacy group picks at Carnivore claims  22 November 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Jen Olson   
An FBI memo reveals that Carnivore, the FBI's e-mail bugging system, is able to intercept far more information than FBI officials testified to Congress, a privacy advocacy organization claims. Carnivore can intercept so-called unfiltered e-mail traffic -- which is not covered . . .
 
Net crime treaty raises privacy fears  21 November 2000 
Source: USA TODAY - Posted by Jen Olson   
U.S. and European officials drafting the first international laws against Internet crimes have ignited protests from civil liberties groups, who claim the new convention will invade Internet users' privacy across the globe. Officials are putting the final touches this week on . . .
 
Report: Carnivore Works Just Fine  21 November 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Chicago law school dean who reviewed the FBI's controversial e-mail surveillance tool said Monday his report concludes it works the way the bureau described and generally doesn't "overcollect" evidence as feared by privacy advocates. On the eve of the . . .
 
Questions arise about access to personal data on Web  17 November 2000 
Source: DeseretNews - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
As more individuals build their own Web sites, some privacy advocates now question requirements that the site owners disclose their personal contact information. Names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers for more than 24 million domain names are stored in . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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