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Sony exec: We will beat Napster  23 August 2000 
Source: U-Wire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"Sony is going to take aggressive steps to stop this," Heckler told the Summer Forty-Niner. "We will develop technology that transcends the individual user. We will firewall Napster at source -- we will block it at your cable company, we will . . .
 
Internet Privacy Hashed Out At Aspen Summit  23 August 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Jen Olson   
Maybe John Palafoutas said it best. "People are not concerned about privacy, they're hysterical about privacy," the head of the American Electronics Association said during a spirited debate at the Aspen Summit Monday night. The debate will rage on in . . .
 
Infosec Experts: Carnivore Bite Too Big?  23 August 2000 
Source: CERT - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Surveillance technology called Carnivore has the Internet community on the look out. Used by the FBI, Carnivore raises a variety of legal and privacy issues. One group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), sought a court order to get the operational . . .
 
Study: U.S. surfers want privacy  21 August 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
U.S. CITIZENS ARE increasingly worried about their privacy while surfing online and would like Internet privacy guarantees, even though they are currently doing little themselves to protect their Internet identities, according to a study released on Sunday by the nonprofit Pew . . .
 
Web Privacy: ActivatorDesk(tm) To Respond To Issues On CBS's 60 Minutes  18 August 2000 
Source: InternetWire - Posted by Jen Olson   
There is a new tool in the fight for web privacy. After viewing 60 Minutes Sunday August 13th, world-renowned inventor Roger Heath was inspired to announce its pending release. It's called ActivatorDesk, and with it you may automatically block advertisers from . . .
 
Toysmart, FTC overruled on sale of customer data  18 August 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts today denied a motion by Waltham, Mass.-based Toysmart.com Inc. to approve a settlement the company reached with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last month to sell its customer data. Judge Carol Kenner put off . . .
 
Wireless Web privacy hole still wide open  18 August 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Mobile phone Web surfers from several service providers discovered last March that their wireless Web services were distributing their phone numbers to Web sites without telling them. The disclosure enraged privacy advocates and prompted at least one company--Sprint PCS--to promise quick . . .
 
College Board selling student email addresses  17 August 2000 
Source: CNET News.com - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
"The College Board is selling students' email addresses to colleges and universities this summer for the first time. The nonprofit administrator of the SAT has sold lists of test-takers' names and addresses to accredited colleges since the 1970s." I for . . .
 
Democrats champion privacy  17 August 2000 
Source: infoworld - Posted by Jen Olson   
HONING IN ON the controversy now surrounding privacy, Democratic operatives on Wednesday at the Los Angeles convention will aim to point out the difference between the two political parties on the hot-button issue. Although offering few details ahead of the scheduled . . .
 
Computer maker sued for snooping  17 August 2000 
Source: San Jose Mercury - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
"A Las Vegas businessman has sued Compaq Computer Corp., accusing technicians of invading his privacy by snooping in his laptop while it was being repaired and sparking allegations of child pornography."
 
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