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Close Enough for Government Work? A Brief History of Linux  13 September 2000 
Source: LinuxNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Linux is up against some stern arguments against its use in secure government computing--arguments open source security experts are happily blowing apart. The open source development method itself came under fire in a recent article in Government Computer News titled "Linux . . .
 
Federal report: Government computers pose security risks  13 September 2000 
Source: CNN.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The government's computer systems remain "fraught with weaknesses," posing security risks at a host of federal offices, including the Defense and Treasury departments, a report released Monday found. The report, prepared for Congress by the General Accounting Office, said that . . .
 
Report: The Federal Government is a Hacker's Paradise  12 September 2000 
Source: Fox News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The report, from the General Accounting Office, the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress, gave the federal government a grade of D- for the way it places "a broad array of federal operations and assets at risk of fraud, misuse and disruption." . . .
 
Senate debates FBI’s trustworthiness  08 September 2000 
Source: msnbc - Posted by Jen Olson   
Can the public trust the government to limit its use of the system to capturing spies, hackers and terrorists while protecting the privacy of law-abiding Americans? Or should that trust be given to another party that would administer the online taps? . . .
 
MP3.com ordered to pay up to $250 million in music copyright case  06 September 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Wow. I'm sure this isn't the last of it. "A federal judge on Wednesday found that MP3.com willfully violated the copyrights of Universal Music Group, and ordered the Internet music sharing company to pay Universal $25,000 per compact disc, or as much as $250 million.. . .
 
Justice Dept. Urges Cops To Keep Up With Cybercrime  05 September 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Criminals who perpetrate crimes using the latest gizmos and Internet technology could soon outfox authorities unless law enforcement agencies act quickly to control and contain cybercrime, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.. . .
 
SEC targets alleged Web pyramid scheme  31 August 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
For a $1,495 membership fee plus $149 a month, Le Club Prive offered investors a chance to earn commissions by recruiting new members to the club, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in its civil suit filed in federal court in . . .
 
Horn to grade agencies' security practices  29 August 2000 
Source: Govexec.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The lawmaker who, with his periodic report cards, shamed federal agencies into taking steps to rid their most critical computer systems of the Year 2000 computer bug plans to shed the same light on the government's computer security practices. Rep. Stephen . . .
 
Is Government's Future Electronic?  29 August 2000 
Source: PCWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
The Web has forever changed the way governments at all levels interact with one another and with the citizens they serve. Widespread Internet access is expected to completely alter people's ability to tap into government resources in the next few years . . .
 
Jersey taking hard look at computer crime  28 August 2000 
Source: FCW.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Two New Jersey agencies are calling for the state to strengthen its computer crime laws, enhance law enforcement training, and beef up education programs to combat computer-related crime. Concerned about the proliferation of child sexual abuse, fraud, identity theft, hacking, cyberstalking, . . .
 
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