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Carnivore: The truth is worse than you thought  18 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Carnivore, the FBI's controversial email snooping program, is part of covert surveillance triad known inside the bureau as the "DragonWare Suite", according to recently declassified documents. The documents also outline how the DragonWare Suite is more than . . .
Privacy Treaty a Global Invasion?  18 October 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
WASHINGTON -- Civil liberty groups are vexed over a proposed treaty that would grant more surveillance powers to U.S. and European police agencies, and expand copyright crimes. Thirty groups -- from North America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe -- said . . .
Bush, Gore Differ On Consumer Privacy Protection  18 October 2000 
Source: Techweb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Both major presidential candidates believe that more must be done to protect Internet privacy, but they differ on exactly what should be done, their campaign representatives said Monday. Privacy hasn't been an issue in the presidential debates, despite surveys showing consumers . . .
EarthLink flaw exposes domains  17 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A one-two punch of poor security left up to 81,000 domains hosted by Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. open to defacement and exploitation for at least a week, ZDNet News learned on Tuesday. The vulnerability resulted from a recently discovered flaw . . .
Mitnick backs federal DNA database  16 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Should the Government establish a central database that uses biometric identifiers such as DNA to make sure you're who you say you are? Hacker Kevin Mitnick thinks so. "I think the government has to establish some sort of central database that . . .
FBI's Carnivore Just the First Step in Internet Surveillance  16 October 2000 
Source: Fox News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI says its controversial Carnivore system is just "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to Internet surveillance because an even sharper-toothed information chomper is now in development. . . .
Privacy expert monitors issue with a keen eye  13 October 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Richard Smith has dedicated himself to demanding high security and privacy standards of Internet companies. A veteran computer programmer, Smith knows how information collected through technology can be manipulated in ways the developer never intended. Currently the chief technology officer at . . .
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 . . .
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