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Security Breach at  13 October 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
A security hole on's website exposed the personal information of customers who returned products to the company. For several hours on Thursday, the website allowed determined visitors to peruse the names, addresses, and phone numbers of customers. . . .
`Spyware' Reveals Where You Go on the Internet  12 October 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
It might be called "The Spy Who Came in from the Code," and the latest Internet privacy flap would surely give novelist John le Carre a run for his plotline. In recent months, a new breed of advertisement-laden software has drawn . . .
Congress Sets Net Privacy Standards  12 October 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
Lawmakers supportive of Internet privacy laws said Wednesday they would take an issue-by-issue approach next year rather than push for sweeping legislation. They also said the government should set higher standards of privacy for its Web sites. Lawmakers testifying at . . .
Privacy Group Critical of Release of Carnivore Data  09 October 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington charged that the FBI's first release of documents on its Carnivore Internet surveillance system last week doesn't include enough information to evaluate the technology for possible privacy violations.. . .
Maker of CueCat scanner battles maverick tech hobbyists  06 October 2000 
Source: Silicon Valley News - Posted by Jen Olson   
DigitalConvergence's lawyers have sent ``notification of infringement'' letters to several gadget-happy techies who aim to use the CueCat for things such as inventorying book or CD collections, tracking packages or simply making them usable on the Linux operating system. DigitalConvergence officials . . .
Carnivore FOIA Documents  05 October 2000 
Source: EPIC - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
These documents have been released through a lawsuit EPIC filed against the FBI and the Department of Justice. The next installment of Carnivore documents is scheduled to be released to EPIC in mid-November. More information on EPIC's lawsuit is available at
Ties taint Carnivore review  05 October 2000 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
So much for the hope that an independent review would settle privacy worries about the FBI's new system for snooping on e-mail. Two months after grudgingly agreeing to let outside authorities decide whether the Internet eavesdropping program named Carnivore endangers civil . . .
FBI releases first Carnivore data  04 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI released the first documents about its controversial Carnivore email surveillance software on Tuesday, but more than half of the 750 pages were blacked out and hundreds more were withheld. The Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) filed . . .
Do you know if your data is safe?  04 October 2000 
Source: Enterprise Linux Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One of the fundamental questions that every organization is presented with on a day-to-day basis is, "Is my data safe?" It's a really good question because the consequences of not knowing can be detrimental to your company. I hate the term, . . .
Critics blast FBI's first release of Carnivore documents  03 October 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which sued the FBI for the information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), complained that the 565-page release contains little relevant information. According to a press release issued by the Washington-based group, nearly 200 pages were withheld in full and about 400 pages were redacted, many completely except for the page numbers. . . .
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