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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 . . .
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 . . .
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