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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 . . .
Advanced Biometrics gives security a hand  29 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Advanced Biometrics inc. is developing biometric track ball and mouse technology to be used in identification and authentication. The track ball or mouse, provisionally named Live Grip, maps the substructure of the human hand by measuring veins, deep creases, scars and . . .
Yahoo delivers encrypted email  29 November 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Yahoo has quietly introduced a way for people to send scrambled messages through its email service. As first reported in August, Yahoo is providing its email encryption option through a deal with ZixIt, a Dallas-based email encryption company. Yahoo will route . . .
Surfing Behind Closed Doors  29 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
... executives at SafeWeb, launched last month, said its service overcomes the traditional barriers to the business of privacy. The service is free, and it involves nothing more than visiting SafeWeb's Web site. SafeWeb's service also completely masks Web site addresses . . .
An Essay on Election Technology  28 November 2000 
Source: Planet IT - Posted by Jen Olson   
Bruce Schneier speaks on anonymity and other issues involving the future of voting. "The goal of any voting system is to establish the intent of the voter, and transfer that intent to the vote counter. Amongst a circle of friends, a . . . Targets Napster With "Fingerprinting" Software  28 November 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Internet music site 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 . . .
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