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FBI Defends Carnivore Before Congress  07 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The FBI vigorously defended its controversial "Carnivore" email spy tool Wednesday during Congressional hearings probing the balance between law enforcement needs and privacy rights. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the assembled senators and witnesses that . . .
 
Universities unwilling to review FBI's 'Carnivore' system  06 September 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Academic institutions will likely pass up the chance to audit the federal government's Internet monitoring system, citing strict controls that would prevent an independent review, researchers said Wednesday.. . .
 
IKEA exposes customer information on catalog site  06 September 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Jen Olson   
Home furnishings retailer IKEA closed its online catalog order site last night after a privacy breach made the personal information of tens of thousands of its customers available online. The information had been exposed since at least Monday morning, when . . .
 
Amazon snafu leaves email addresses exposed  06 September 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Jen Olson   
Just days after Amazon.com tightened its privacy policy, a bug in one of its Web pages exposed numerous email addresses of the site's Affiliate members. Dave English, who runs a software quality assurance company in New Hampshire, discovered the problem . . .
 
Law enforcement now uses the Internet for surveillance  06 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
According to the FBI, Los Angeles is the bank robbery capitol of the world. In its effort to keep up with the bad guys, one of the smaller police stations in the area, Seal Beach, is trying a new technology called . . .
 
Amazon.com's New Privacy Policy Raises Eyebrows  05 September 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Online e-tailer Amazon.com [NASDAQ: AMAZ] Thursday issued a new privacy policy, saying the revised document was needed to clarify customers' rights following recent partnerships made with companies such as Toys-R-Us and Internet auto dealer Greenlight.com.. . .
 
New rules on privacy for Amazon's visitors  01 September 2000 
Source: Seattle Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Amid mounting privacy concerns, online retail giant Amazon.com has revised its privacy policy and plans to e-mail a copy to its 23 million customers over the next week. Amazon.com spokeswoman Patty Smith said the changes were made in response to customers' . . .
 
Justice shops for Carnivore review  01 September 2000 
Source: SunWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Since the public learned of Carnivore in early July, members of Congress, privacy advocates and civil liberties organizations have expressed serious concerns over its use and potential for abuse. The request for proposals notes some of the concerns, including that . . .
 
Net Blamed for Identity Theft Spike  31 August 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it has seen complaints of identity theft triple so far this year, and claims at least part of the increase can be attributed to the Internet.. . .
 
Caution urged on Australian e-privacy bill  30 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet AU - Posted by Jen Olson   
In an attempt to plug the gaps in the Federal government's proposed legislation on data privacy, the Senate Select Committee on IT will meet again early next week to further its inquiry. Amongst those giving their views on the draft . . .
 
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