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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 . . .
Privacy Chiefs Powwow  20 July 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
E-commerce companies begin to realize that they need another acronym on their org charts: the CPO. Reporter Chris Oakes discusses the challenge of a chief privacy officer to keep a company on the level and in the black.
ACLU Requests Source to 'Carnivore'  19 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In what may be the first request of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to disclose the computer source code and other technical details about its new Internet wiretapping programs. In a Freedom . . .
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 . . .
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