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Grants eye emerging tech  13 October 2000  Print E-mail
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Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Government The General Services Administration has officially folded the contracting functions of the Federal Technology Service's Office of Information Security into FTS' Office of Information Technology Solutions. It has also created a new office to focus solely on GSA's role in governmentwide . . .
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Few Fed Web Sites Meet Govt Privacy Standards  13 October 2000  Print E-mail
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Source: Computer User - Posted by Jen Olson   
Government At a time when federal regulators are pushing commercial Web sites to adopt the "fair information practices," only three percent of federal Web sites currently adhere to their own standards, according to a new report. The report, drafted by the General . . .
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Concerns for Internet Privacy Roil Capitol Hill  12 October 2000  Print E-mail
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Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government House members yesterday said it's time to help Internet users by passing legislation to protect their privacy because industry self-regulation by itself hasn't worked. Some predicted new laws will be approved as soon as next year.. . .
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Sen. Edwards Intro's 'Spyware Control Act'  11 October 2000  Print E-mail
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Source: Newbytes - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Government Very encouraging news: "Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., introduced legislation on Friday that wouldforce software manufacturers to notify consumers when their productsinclude "spyware," bits of code that surreptitiously transmit information about the user's Web surfing habits back to the software company." . . .
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Financial industry fears feds' security rules  10 October 2000  Print E-mail
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Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government Federal regulators are developing information security rules for the financial services industry to protect customer data. But executives at affected banks, brokerages, and insurance companies say mandating stringent security requirements, such as encrypting stored or transferred data, will increase their costs . . .
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