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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 . . .
Interview with Lance Brown:  04 August 2000 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The HNS Staff did an interview with Lance Brown, the creator of Stop Carnivore. Mr. Brown is the President and Founder of Future Solutions, which was founded in 1996 with the goal of pursuing freedom-minded solutions to tomorrow's problems. . . .
Judge Orders Carnivore Uncaged  03 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Parker   
A federal judge has ordered the FBI to set a timetable for responding to a privacy group's request for details of Carnivore, a tool designed to capture e-mail messages in a criminal investigation.
'Uncle Spam' wants you!  03 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Uncle Sam could become "Uncle Spam" if the government follows through with plans for creating an "official U.S. e-mail box" for every address in America, say industry executives briefed on the proposal. . . .
Court to Address DeCSS T-Shirt  02 August 2000 
Source: Wired [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
*Dave bites his tounge to remain impartial* "The shirt reveals the source code of the DVD de-scrambling utility DeCCS, which has prompted several lawsuits over copyright infringement. "Coding is NOT a crime," Copyleft's online catalog says, "so express your disapproval of . . .
Dutch e-mail snooping?  02 August 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Reports that intelligence agents have been intercepting e-mail traffic have added urgency to the debate about electronic snooping in the Netherlands, where a pending bill would broaden the government's power to monitor communications. . . .
Search warrants for online data soar  31 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Parker   
The number of search warrants seeking citizens' online data has soared during the past several years, a study shows. The warrants, served by state and local investigators from across the nation, were aimed at discovering the identity and activities of . . .
US and Europe finally agree on data protection  30 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
The EC has agreed a deal with the US which patches up previous disagreements over data protection. The problem stemmed from the fact that the US relies on a self-regulation system for the security of personal information - Europe on the . . .
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