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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 . . .
 
Free Speech On The Web? Don't Even Talk About It  24 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you weren't paying attention, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan last week slapped hacker site 2600.com with a major defeat. He ruled that source code doesn't get the protection of free speech. The ruling is just another shot in . . .
 
Security group says major privacy organization tracks users  24 August 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
TRUSTe, a privacy advocate organization that runs a privacy seal-of-approval program for retail Web sites and shows companies how to write effective privacy policies, itself has tracked users with means not mentioned in its own privacy policy, a security group says.. . .
 
Protect your Internet privacy by lying  24 August 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The battle over Internet privacy has a new faction: the Web privacy hawk using guerilla tactics such as lying about their identities when trading profile information for free services, the Pew Charitable Trust found in its latest survey. The number . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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