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Sen. Edwards Intro's 'Spyware Control Act'  11 October 2000 
Source: Newbytes - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Very encouraging news: "Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., introduced legislation on Friday that wouldforce software manufacturers to notify consumers when their productsinclude "spyware," bits of code that surreptitiously transmit information about the user's Web surfing habits back to the software company." . . .
 
Financial industry fears feds' security rules  10 October 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Federal regulators are developing information security rules for the financial services industry to protect customer data. But executives at affected banks, brokerages, and insurance companies say mandating stringent security requirements, such as encrypting stored or transferred data, will increase their costs . . .
 
Security: Who should be in charge?  03 October 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Should the Defense Department assume responsibility for safeguarding the countrys communications infrastructure? A retired Navy vice admiral now working in the private sector said the time has come for public debate on the question. . . .
 
Carnivore review team rudely unmasked  30 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When the US Department of Justice (DoJ) released the winning Carnivore review proposal in Adobe .pdf format, they apparently failed to mask the names and other details of the review team adequately. According to Cryptome, the details can be unmasked by . . .
 
Europeans Defining The Long Arm Of The Cyberlaw  27 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
European and U.S. officials are moving toward a final draft of the world's first international treaty on cybercrime, a broad effort that high-tech industry groups and privacy advocates fear could intrude on personal privacy and hamper e-commerce. . . .
 
Ex-NSA expert warns of concealed backdoors  25 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Former NSA (National Security Agency) analyst and representative of Internet rights watchdog EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Centre) Wayne Madison warned privacy groups Friday that a growing number of proprietary commercial software applications may have backdoors allowing the . . .
 
Nations struggling to fight cybercrime  25 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
European and U.S. officials are moving toward a final draft of the world's first international treaty on cybercrime, a broad effort that high-tech industry groups and privacy advocates fear could intrude on personal privacy and hamper e-commerce.. . .
 
Survey reveals CIOs' top security concerns  19 September 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Federal chief information officers are concerned that hackers will gain control of federal computers and damage Web sites or hurt the systems of other agencies, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the System Administration, Networking, and Security (SANS) . . .
 
A bug in the legal code?  15 September 2000 
Source: Salon - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Nearly four weeks after Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled in favor of the movie industry, ordering a hacker Web site not to post or link to DeCSS, copies of the DVD-decrytping code abound. There are offshore DeCSS posters and anonymous types running . . .
 
E-Signature Act may drive demand for authentication technology  14 September 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On Oct. 1, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, or E-Sign, will take effect, giving electronic signatures the same legal standing as their paper-and-pen counterparts. This expansive federal legislation considers facsimiles of an original signature and recorded agreements . . .
 
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