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Hollywood, software groups push DoJ copyright busts  10 January 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Jen Olson   
Music bootleggers and software crackers tired of wading through the entire United States Code to see if they're about to break the law, or incur daunting criminal liabilities in excess of the potential value of their planned activities, may now consult . . .
History Looks at the NSA  10 January 2001 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
To the NSA, of course, its devilish reputation is merely an unfortunate Hollywood fiction. Its director, Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, has taken every opportunity to say so, most recently on a History Channel documentary that aired for the first time Monday . . .
California governor to seek funding to target high-tech crimes  09 January 2001 
Source: Nando Times - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gov. Gray Davis will ask the Legislature for nearly $86 million to combat identity theft and other high-tech crimes in California, his aides said Sunday. The governor also will ask for more money for crime labs in the state, continued . . .
NSA preps Spook Linux 0.1  08 January 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Jen Olson   
The ultra-secretive US spy agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), has released a prototype for an ultra-secure version of the Linux operating system. Developed in co-operation with industry research partners, the prototype includes enhancements to Linux which provide stronger protection against . . .
FBI Plan: Cybercrime Info Sharing  07 January 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
The FBI announced Friday the completion of a program that seeks to combat cybercrime by encouraging companies to share information about Internet attacks they have experienced. Participating companies and the FBI would use encrypted e-mail and a secure website to warn . . .
Congress to tackle Net taxes, privacy  06 January 2001 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In its new session that began this week, the U.S. Congress is facing two big high-tech issues: Internet taxes and online privacy. On the tax issue, in particular, the clock is ticking. The Internet tax moratorium act, which blocks new . . .
Washington E-Security Conference Paints Gloomy Picture  19 December 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Information security is no longer about refining technology, but helping people and improving processes. This was the key theme of the recent Intermedia Group E-Security Conference and Exposition in Arlington, Va. The conference featured some of the most respected information security . . .
Bush Seen Likely to Overhaul E-Security  19 December 2000 
Source: TheStandard - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As George W. Bush strides toward the White House, national security experts are preparing for what could be a major change in the way the government and the private sector organize to defend against cyber-attacks. Clinton administration officials and other national . . .
Digital assault against Pentagon rises  19 December 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The number of cyberattacks and intrusions into Pentagon computer networks this year is expected to top off at 24,000, an increase of 5 percent compared with last year, said the U.S. Department of Defense. However, the overwhelming majority of those intrusions . . .
Port scans are legal  18 December 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Jen Olson   
A tiff between two IT contractors that spiralled into federal court ended last month with a US district court ruling in Georgia that port scans of a network do not damage it, in reference to a section of the anti-hacking laws . . .
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