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Copyright Office Backs Digital Law  31 October 2000 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a decision giving copyright holders greater control over the way people use books, movies and music that are distributed in digital form, the United States Copyright Office on Friday endorsed a new federal law making it illegal to break the technological safeguards for such works.. . .
 
House Passes Federal Computer Security Measure  30 October 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The House of Representatives quietly approved legislation designed to bolster computer security at civilian federal agencies. By voice vote, the House passed the Computer Security Enhancement Act, which was introduced in 1999 by House Science Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., in . . .
 
European cybercrime treaty draws concern  27 October 2000 
Source: NandoTimes - Posted by Jen Olson   
Critics of a proposed international cybercrime pact voiced fears Friday that it might enable governments to "wire tap" information passing along the Internet and hamper companies from testing their own security systems. "There are serious concerns about rights . . .
 
IT Security Bills Added To Medal Of Valor Act  26 October 2000 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Senate plans to add two major computer and information security bills to a House bill scheduled to come its way as early as tonight. According to a Senate source, S. 1314 - the Computer Crime Enforcement Act, and S. 2448 . . .
 
US adds cyber attacks to military arsenal  25 October 2000 
Source: vnunet.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The US is planning to turn the internet into a battleground. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, head of the super-secret National Security Agency (NSA), said that cyberspace had become an important strategic target.
 
US National Security Agency badly crippled  24 October 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Those accustomed to imagine the US National Security Agency (NSA) as some guild of omniscient, malevolent hermits effortlessly deciphering all the electromagnetic noise enveloping the modern world will be bitterly disappointed to learn that its basic, functional competence is . . .
 
FBI urges firms to trust feds  20 October 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The director of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center had a rough mission at the World E-Commerce Forum in London this week.
 
Dot-mil leads DNS security upgrade  20 October 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government agencies -- especially in the Defense Department -- are expected to be early adopters of an emerging technology that promises to improve Internet security by preventing hackers from redirecting Web traffic to bogus sites.. . .
 
Survey: Government Can't Be Trusted With Data  19 October 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A survey by Information Technology Association of America found that people don't trust the U.S. government to secure their private information. Most of the 1,000 adults surveyed by phone about their comfort with the government's ability to safeguard their personal data . . .
 
Cyber-Security Plans Go Begging on Hill  16 October 2000 
Source: WashingtPost - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Clinton administration is hoping last-minute lobbying heroics can save its ambitious $138.4 million cyber-security program before Congress adjourns soon, having watched committee after committee in both chambers fail to fund a dozen key initiatives. President Clinton unveiled the program with . . .
 
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