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FBI steps up efforts to fight crimes related to computers  28 November 2000 
Source: Lexis-Nexus - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The FBI has opened its first multiagency, multijurisdictional office aimed at combating the escalation of computer-related crimes and has assigned it the task of acquiring, archiving and analyzing digital evidence in support of criminal investigations. The new facility, located in San . . .
Study To Identify Limits Of FBI's E-Mail Surveillance Tool  27 November 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Most of the concerns raised about the FBI's controversial e-mail surveillance tool have been overblown, according to a key member of an independent review team charged with evaluating the system, also known as "Carnivore." Still, the reviewer said, a study soon . . .
U.S. Army kick-starts cyberwar machine  25 November 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The U.S. military has a new mission: Be ready to launch a cyberattack against potential adversaries, some of whom are stockpiling cyberweapons. Such an attack would likely involve launching massive distributed denial-of-service assaults, unleashing crippling computer viruses or Trojans, and . . .
FBI 'Carnivore' report sides with government  23 November 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The FBI's controversial e-mail surveillance tool works about the way the bureau says and generally doesn't "overcollect" evidence, an independent reviewer of the system said. But his remarks failed to calm the fears of privacy advocates. Henry H. Perritt said . . .
Is there hope? Electronic Voting  22 November 2000 
Source: SunWorld - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
What is the feasibility of running national federal elections over the Internet? SunWorld guest writer Avi Rubin focuses on the limitations of the currently deployed infrastructure, with an emphasis on concerns over the security of voting hosts and the Internet itself. . . .
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 . . .
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