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How to be stupid by mutual agreement  18 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
A reader was somewhat surprised by his ISP's apparent disregard for security when he received an email requesting his username and password. The request came as part of an update email from, telling him what news features had been . . .
Signing Up to Be Surveilled  18 July 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
One company is making it easier for folks to "track" anyone, by allowing them to pull up a map of the person's location on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or computer. Fleet Tracking lets businesses such as taxi companies and . . .
EarthLink: FBI won't monitor our network with Carnivore  17 July 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
EarthLink Inc., an Atlanta-based Internet service provider, says it has reached an agreement with the FBI in which the agency has agreed not to install its Carnivore Internet surveillance system on EarthLink's network. EarthLink was involved in a court battle with . . .
Privacy fans can't stomach Web cookie grabs  17 July 2000 
Source: Chicago Tribune - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy advocates are jumping up and down in protest about the Internet this summer, and they're landing hard on browser cookies--small records placed on an Internet user's computer during a visit to a Web site. That Web site can read the . . .
EarthLink claims Carnivore surveillance device can cause technical problems  17 July 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Saying it could cause technical problems and bring part of its system down, EarthLink Inc., one of the country's largest Internet service providers (ISPs), has reportedly refused to install a new FBI electronic surveillance device on its network. . . .
Search engine reaches into PC hard drives  14 July 2000 
Source: Nando Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A Web site that searches for audio and video files also can be used to access unsecured multimedia files on some personal computers. The search engine of Scour Inc. of Beverly Hills not only looks through public sections of the . . .
Beware: E-signatures can be easily forged  14 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Consumer groups say the electronic signatures recently authorized by President Clinton are easy to forge.
Websites Facing 'Privacy Storm'  13 July 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
Members of the Internet Advertising Bureau met Wednesday for a privacy forum where a quartet of industry players fired a warning shot at Web companies. The message: People are worried, politicians are aware of it, and laws are coming. So, be . . .
ISPs bite back at Carnivore  13 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Internet-service providers and privacy advocates are concerned about the implications of a new electronic surveillance system devised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with some providers vowing to resist if they are asked to install it on their networks. . . .
FBI Defends 'Carnivore' Cyber-Snoop Device  13 July 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The FBI's newest e-mail surveillance tool is simply a logical extension of its existing wiretapping technology and does not pose any new privacy threat to rank-and-file Internet users, the FBI contended today in response to a critical news report about its . . .
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