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Verizon site exposed customer data  15 August 2000 
Source: msnbc - Posted by Jen Olson   
Already suffering pressure from an ongoing customer service worker strike, Verizon Communications had to remove a customer service self-help Web site on Sunday because it exposed some customers' private information.
 
Florida forms privacy task force  11 August 2000 
Source: civic.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Recognizing the need for new privacy policies in the Internet Age, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has created a task force to make policy recommendations by Feb. 1, 2001. The Privacy and Technology Task Force, directed by the state legislature, will . . .
 
U.S. Court Limits Online Porn Censorship  11 August 2000 
Source: E-CommerceTimes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A U.S. court has stopped the state of Virginia from enforcing a 1999 law that criminalizes use of the Internet to sell or otherwise provide sexually explicit material that is "harmful to minors." U.S. District Court Judge J. Harry Michael, Jr. . . .
 
Yahoo, EBay Halt Mailing List Auction on Sites  10 August 2000 
Source: PC World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
An executive at Yahoo Auctions said the company removed the auction listing because it violated its terms of service by offering to sell personal data, the Journal said. An EBay spokesperson said the company does not allow the sale of bulk . . .
 
Germany And China Censoring The Net  09 August 2000 
Source: CipherWar.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
China has shut down a "dissident" web site run by a pro-democracy human rights group. And in Berlin, the German government has began to block Nazi slogans as German Web addresses after discovering someone had registered www.heil-hitler.de.
 
FBI Agrees To Release Carnivore Details  07 August 2000 
Source: Planet IT - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Pushed by a court hearing and growing press attention, the FBI on Wednesday agreed to expedite its release of documents detailing the inner workings of Carnivore, its controversial electronic wiretap system that scans private E-mail through Internet service providers. But ISPs . . .
 
ISPs sued over spamming blacklist  05 August 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Chris Parker   
A leading Internet-based polling company is suing America Online Inc. and a dozen other Internet service providers for blocking correspondence with some 2.7 million of its 6.6 million online members
 
They Know Where You're Shopping  05 August 2000 
Source: ZDnet - Posted by Chris Parker   
Chris Hughes was surprised when Internet merchant PayPal rejected his credit card last week, but was even more surprised when he found out why. PayPal's credit card verification service, Cybersource Corp., indicated Hughes was a high risk because he had used . . .
 
E-tailers violate own privacy policies  04 August 2000 
Source: USAToday - Posted by Chris Parker   
Without knowing it, some Internet shoppers are forking over more than cash for their purchases. Several online retailers have been giving their customers' personal information to a marketing company.
 
Will Crypto Feast on Carnivore?  04 August 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
... in the aftermath of the FBI's recently revealed Carnivore email surveillance system, email security companies are hoping they can convince average email users to seal their electronic envelopes -- and finally propel email encryption into a broader market. "We're seeing . . .
 
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