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Internet companies join together for online privacy  26 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Parker   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet industry titans are putting aside their differences, just this once, to agree on a public service campaign on online privacy to be announced Tuesday.
US downplays wiretap risks  26 July 2000 
Source: New Zealand Herald - Posted by Dave Wreski   
United States officials are trying to calm concerns about a new FBI internet-wiretapping system called Carnivore, describing it as a "small-scale device" and insisting that fears of broad online surveillance are exaggerated. Carnivore allows US law enforcement agencies to find and . . .
Sen. McCain To Intro Web Site Privacy Bill  26 July 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Commercial Web sites that collect "personally identifiable information" would be required to disclose what kind of information they collect from potential customers and how they use it, under legislation scheduled to be introduced today by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain, chairman . . .
Online Privacy 101  25 July 2000 
Source: TheStandard - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The nonprofit advocacy group that has stamped its privacy seal of approval on nearly 2,000 Web sites will team up with a dozen major Internet companies to launch a consumer education campaign. TRUSTe plans to announce its "Privacy Partnership 2000 Campaign" . . .
The e-privacy boondongle  24 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
J. Edgar Hoover would have been darned proud of Carnivore, the secret cyber-snooping technology that the FBI seemingly lifted straight from the pages of George Orwell's "1984." That's enough to give me a case of the heebie-jeebies. The existence of this . . .
Linux users still vulnerable to snoops  24 July 2000 
Source: Canada Computes [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In Linux, there is no system registry, so there is no easy way for companies to track much information about you. The prospect of software in Linux sending information without my knowledge, while possible, hardly seemed worth worrying about. That is, . . .
Meet Eater  23 July 2000 
Source: PBS - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Robert X. Cringely speaks about Carnivore. "Here's all the FBI will say about Carnivore. It sits on the network at the ISP, is PC-based, is "a kind of a sniffer," identifies and saves packets associated with suspected criminals, is installed . . .
Employee monitoring bill introduced  23 July 2000 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two conservative House Republicans joined a liberal Senate Democrat Thursday in introducing legislation to require employers to notify workers if they're monitoring their electronic communications at work. Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., and Rep. Charles Canady, R-Fla., sponsored the House version of . . .
Banning secret workplace snooping  21 July 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill today that would ban companies from secretly monitoring employees' electronic communications. The bill wouldn't prohibit companies from snooping, but would require them to disclose their monitoring practices to employees when they are hired . . .
Does Bush Web Site Snoop?  21 July 2000 
Source: PC World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A redesigned Web site unveiled Wednesday by Texas Gov. George W. Bush may violate his campaign's privacy protection policy, a privacy expert says. "Everywhere I clicked there was a cookie," says Deborah Pierce of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, referring to small . . .
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