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Feds use biometrics against Super Bowl fans  01 February 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Super Bowl 2001 fans were secretly treated to a mass, biometric scan in which video cameras tied to a temporary law-enforcement command centre digitised their faces and compared them against photographic lists of known malefactors. Everyone entering Raymond James Stadium in . . .
 
Report Slams Computer D.C. Agency 's Security Practices  31 January 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Computer systems at more than 60 agencies in the District of Columbia remain at risk because of shoddy computer security practices at the DC Department of Public Works, the General Accounting Office (GAO) said today. In a comprehensive audit of . . .
 
Tech industry calls for privacy self-regulation  31 January 2001 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Bush administration and Congress should focus on better science and math education to boost high technology and leave privacy concerns to the companies involved, a technology trade group said in a report released Tuesday. The American Electronics Association, the largest . . .
 
U.S. Senate Gets Powerful Net Privacy Bill  30 January 2001 
Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Jen Olson   
The U.S. Senate has received another Internet privacy bill, indicating that the issue of online consumer privacy promises to be one of the hottest topics during the current legislative session. Adding to the chorus of policymakers who have made Internet privacy . . .
 
House Commerce Chair demands info-security report status  30 January 2001 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee demanded to know the status of an overdue report on the Clinton administration's efforts to protect the nation's most critical computer systems from cyber-attacks. In a letter addressed to Richard Clarke, the national coordinator . . .
 
Help available for security risk, GAO says  23 January 2001 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Although information security is one of two governmentwide issues labeled "high-risk," guidance and legislation issued over the past six months could significantly reduce federal agencies' risk, according to the General Accounting Office. Security has been on the GAO high-risk list . . .
 
Clinton Appoints 21 To Info Security Advisory Group  23 January 2001 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
On his last full day in office, former President Clinton appointed 21 members to a newly established council that will advise President George W. Bush on ways to protect the nation's most critical computer systems from cyber attack. The new . . .
 
Wired crimefighters  22 January 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Police in Boston had reached a dead end. They had a murder suspect, but not nearly enough evidence, and the investigation was growing cold. But a computer-trained ATF agent went undercover, and for once, used the Internet's anonymity to law enforcement's . . .
 
EFF asks court for relief in DVD encryption ban  22 January 2001 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Jen Olson   
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an online civil liberties group, said it has petitioned a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court's interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The group said in a statement that the . . .
 
U.S. Post Office Unveils Secure Internet Service  18 January 2001 
Source: Techweb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new service Tuesday that allows government agencies to send and receive sensitive documents such as birth certificates and medical records over the Internet in a secure manner. . . .
 
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