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Cache attack: Timing is everything  12 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A technique that exploits the way in which Web browsers store recently viewed data could compromise privacy by allowing an attacker to check what sites a Netizen has visited recently. Called a "timing attack," the exploit allows an unethical Web site . . .
UK Police To Publish Online Survival Guide  07 December 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Jen Olson   
British police have announced plans to publish an "online survival guide" in January, which aims to advise online newbies on how best to protect themselves against viruses, hackers and other security problems when they log on to the Internet. Sponsored by . . .
Civil liberties groups condemn Big Brother proposals  07 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government would end up before the European Court of Human Rights if it allowed all our emails, phone calls and surfing to be recorded and monitored Britain risks being hauled in front of the European Court of Human . . .
Companies showcase online safety gadgets and software  06 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
A handful of software companies are ringing online privacy bells as the holiday season approaches, urging consumers to give themselves the gift of Internet anonymity before venturing online to shop. Privacy companies were out in force Monday night for a mini . . .
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 . . .
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