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Washington boasts digital trust  21 November 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Washington state agencies doing business electronically with the private sector can now be assured companies and individuals are who they say they are. By December, the state's new security architecture and transaction gateway -- called Transact Washington -- will accept digital . . .
 
FBI aids local businesses with computer security  17 November 2000 
Source: KnoxNews - Posted by Jen Olson   
Over the past year, FBI agent Steve McFall has investigated less than a dozen local cases of computer hacking. He suspects many more instances of corporate hacking occur in East Tennessee, however, but businesses either don't realize they can call the . . .
 
Better methods of voting debated  15 November 2000 
Source: Bergen - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Computers may not be the ultimate voting tools, despite their utility for other tasks, say experts in computer security and voting. "All voting systems, including the new ones being proposed -- the Internet and direct entry balloting, they all have flaws," . . .
 
Cybercrime Treaty Draft: Take 23  14 November 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The world's first cybercrime treaty is being hastily redrafted after Internet lobby groups assailed it as a threat to human rights that could have "a chilling effect on the free flow of information and ideas." The Council of Europe, a 41-nation . . .
 
News Burst: Cybersquad to combat computer crime  13 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The home secretary Jack Straw will announce plans to create a £20m National High-Tech Crime Unit Monday morning according to reports Sunday. The special unit, which will include members of the police, customs and excise, the National Crime . . .
 
Cybercrime treaty gets a makeover  13 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The world's first cybercrime treaty is being hastily redrafted after Internet lobby groups assailed it as a threat to human rights that could have "a chilling effect on the free flow of information and ideas." The Council of Europe, the 41-nation . . .
 
Tool personalizes security warnings  09 November 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced a service Tuesday that will enable government and private-sector users to receive personalized security vulnerability notices. The new service, named Cassandra and developed by Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information . . .
 
How the presidential candidates stand on technology issues  06 November 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
Each presidential campaign was queried on 20 top technology issues, including whether the government should tax Internet sales or pay for wiring schools, and whether e-mail deserves First Amendment protection. Since some of the campaigns did not answer all the questions, . . .
 
Net dad Vint Cerf slams RIP  03 November 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Vinton Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, has attacked the RIP bill as a dangerous new piece of legislation. Speaking at the Compsec conference in London yesterday he commented: "Oh my god. A lot of us in the . . .
 
Mideast hackers may strike U.S. sites, FBI warns  02 November 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Middle East violence is fueling an online cyberwar as hackers from both sides of the conflict threaten government and business Web sites in the United States, according to the FBI and industry experts.
 
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