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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."
 
Tracking your every move  15 August 2000 
Source: MSNBC / The Washington Post - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Robert O'Harrow writes: "A Boston technology firm is surreptitiously tracking computer users across the Internet on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, a practice that demonstrates the limits of a recent agreement to protect the privacy of Web surfers." Just another story . . .
 
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.
 
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