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Tracking the web of data you weave  02 October 2000 
Source: US News - Posted by Jen Olson   
Online, you are your data dossier. Most computer users don't realize that Internet businesses are compiling data about them and their Web-surfing history and habits. Even those who are aware of the tactics would be dazed by the sheer bulk of . . .
 
Research team to review FBI's Carnivore  27 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Justice Department on Tuesday tapped IIT Research Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit contract research and development group, to carry out a technical review of its controversial "Carnivore" e-mail surveillance system.. . .
 
Security Flaw Found At E-Trade Internet stock brokerage moves to correct problem  26 September 2000 
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A freelance Internet security expert said he found a potential cybernightmare in online broker E-Trade Group's Internet operations -- a programming flaw that could have given hackers easy access to customer accounts.. . .
 
Speaking for security  26 September 2000 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A small UK company has created a speech recognition system that can fit comfortably on a smartcard and do its job using nothing more than the humble processing power of the chip on the card.. . .
 
MSNBC Privacy Summary  26 September 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
MSNBC has put together a summary of the most significant events to affect privacy on the net in the last week or two. It covers Carnivore, a GeoCities faux pas, ACLU and wiretap issues, government and net privacy bills, and more. . . .
 
Defanging Carnivore  25 September 2000 
Source: Salon - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An interview with Network ICE CEO Robert Graham. "Graham released to the general public the source code to "Altivore," a program that mimics all the capabilities of Carnivore. Part protest against Carnivore's potential for invasions of privacy and part defensive measure . . .
 
The :CueCat Bar Code Reader  22 September 2000 
Source: PrivacyFoundation - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Here's a good overall summary of the :CueCat issues. "The Privacy Foundation recently completed a technical evaluation of the :CueCat bar code reader. This handheld device, which is similar in appearance to a computer mouse, is a product of Digital:Convergence Corp. . . .
 
Senate Posts Guide to Privacy Protection  22 September 2000 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Orrin Hatch on Wednesday touted identity scrubbers, self-destructing e-mail and other online privacy protection tools, as an alternative to stepped-up policing of the Web. Releasing a consumer guide to state-of-the-art methods of curbing personal data giveaways, the . . .
 
Network Ice posts do-it-yourself Carnivore kit  21 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Just so you know what a carpet-soiling, leg-humping snippy little lapdog the FBI's Carnivore really is, firewall outfit Network Ice has hacked out a bit of C source code called 'Altivore', enabling anyone to cobble up an e-mail sniffer with virtually the same underwhelming capabilities and based on the same principles. . . .
 
Open-source Carnivore clone released  21 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Internet service providers looking to sidestep the controversy surrounding the FBI's Carnivore system for sniffing Internet communications will soon be able to use an open-source program that also conforms to the needs of law enforcement.. . .
 
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