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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.. . .
U.S. Senators Release Net Privacy Guide  21 September 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is a great 40-page document by Orrin Hatch that describes what the government is doing about privacy, tools that can be used to protect your privacy, and a commendation to the public sector for what it's done to date to . . .
Online Privacy Tools Are Within Reach  21 September 2000 
Source: Techweb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A slew of privacy software applications are hitting the market or are in final testing to address the growing concerns of Internet users about how their data is collected. Some of the tools highlighted at a Commerce Department conference Tuesday . . .
SDMI or not?  21 September 2000 
Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is a good discussion of the issues surrounding the different perspectives of SDMI. "Music-sharing Net-freaks and digital rights management mongers have begun an epic battle to choose the replacement for the much-maligned 20th century record company system. Both sides offer . . .
Carnivore FAQ  21 September 2000 
Source: RobertGraham - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is great document that serves to clarify some of the rhetoric and misunderstandings regarding Carnivore. "Carnivore is a computer-based system that is designed to allow the FBI, in cooperation with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), to comply with court orders . . .
Hack alert: Where's the outrage?  18 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you're keeping score, here's the tally from this week: three international Web sites hacked; two damning reports regarding Internet privacy standards released; and one shocking statistic published, claiming that nearly one-third of e-businesses don't even use firewalls.. . .
Privacy group calls for companies to disclose use of 'Web bugs'  18 September 2000 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Companies and online advertisers that use information-gathering "Web bugs" on their Web sites should plainly disclose the presence of the technology to users, according to a Denver-based privacy group that proposed a set of standards on that topic this week. . . .
Groups drop Amazon over privacy policy  17 September 2000 
Source: USA TOday - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Charging that's new privacy policy does not adequately protect customers' personal data, two consumer privacy groups have ended business relationships with Amazon. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and privacy advocate Junkbusters said they wanted to call consumers' and legislators' attention . . .
Most federal sites fail privacy test  12 September 2000 
Source: msnbc - Posted by Jen Olson   
A staggering 97 percent of federal Web sites fail to adhere to the four basic privacy principles that the Federal Trade Commission has recommended be made mandatory for all private sector Web sites, according a government report scheduled for release Tuesday.The . . .
OMB clarifies use of ’cookies’  12 September 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The Office of Management and Budget last week amended its privacy policy to allow agencies to use certain types of technology to personalize their Web sites for visitors. Privacy has become one of the overriding concerns of agencies, Congress and citizens . . .
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