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Congress examines hot-button Net privacy issue  01 March 2001 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Lawmakers and policy advisers convened Thursday at a hearing to examine privacy issues for the first time during the 107th Congress. A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce met in Washington, D.C., to gain a broader understanding of . . .
 
US cyber-defense on track - report  01 March 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Three years after declaring cyber-defense a national security priority, the United States government has won the trust of a once-skeptical tech industry, fortified security on military networks, and "created effective public-private partnerships" to combat computer attacks, according to a report released . . .
 
Tough Measures For Hackers, Surfers  27 February 2001 
Source: Newsroom NZ - Posted by Jen Olson   
Tough penalties for cyber-criminals are recommended in a new Australian review. The review, sought by federal, state and territory attorneys-general, recommends tough penalties for cyber-crime to deal with computer hacking, spamming, viral attacks, trespassing and data theft. It proposes jail terms . . .
 
Government e-security measures inadequate  27 February 2001 
Source: ComputerWeekly.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Government's attempt to fight hackers through the latest anti-terrorism legislation is flawed, according to legal and network security experts. Critics claim that the legislation covers attacks on utilities and hospitals, but has no provision for the prosecution of a . . .
 
DoJ sticks its nose in 2600.com DeCSS appeal  25 February 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has been granted permission by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene in the case of Eric Corely aka Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of hacker zine 2600 which got into hot water for posting, . . .
 
Justice Department sides with film industry  23 February 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
Uncle Sam is siding with the movie industry in a case that prevents a magazine from posting and linking to software that makes it possible to decrypt DVD security. In a filing submitted to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals . . .
 
US praises DeCSS non-publication decision  23 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Nick DeClario   
In an appeals court filing, the US government praises a lower-court ruling that bans the hacker magazine from posting the DeCSS decryption code Uncle Sam is siding with the movie industry in a case that prevents a magazine from . . .
 
Man pleads `self defense' after hacking  23 February 2001 
Source: Taipei Times - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday referred to prosecutors a computer engineer who allegedly hacked into a computer server in what he called "self-defense." The Hsinchu computer engineer, surnamed Fan (­S), said he thought that the other side attacked his computer . . .
 
Hackers deemed terrorists under new U.K. law  20 February 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Hackers now have a new tag in the U.K.: cyberterrorists. Under the Terrorism Act 2000, enacted into law beginning Monday, people who endanger lives through the manipulation of public computer systems will be punished under the anti-terrorism law as would any . . .
 
Funding planned for NSA and CIA to enable them to keep up with technology  20 February 2001 
Source: TechTV - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Senior lawmakers who conduct oversight of US intelligence programs say modernizing technology at the National Security Agency (NSA) and beefing up the CIA's spy network are priorities this year. "Funding NSA for this year and in the future is a . . .
 
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