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Privacy key issue at tech policy summit  22 August 2000 
Source: Nando Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., thinks the government also needs a privacy czar who would coordinate information protection among federal agencies. Many of those agencies have chief information officers who are responsible for privacy issues - but that's in addition to a . . .
 
Study Shows: FBI Alienates Industry Security Experts  21 August 2000 
Source: TEC - Posted by Jen Olson   
Fighting cybercrime is complex and time-consuming. One case can involve a multitude of computer systems, networks, and administrators, and requires the cooperation of all system owners, and sometimes many nations, in order to find the perpetrator. Due to their love of . . .
 
The infosec brain drain  18 August 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
It's time for the federal government to sound a security alert -- of a different sort.
 
Feds certify lab to test security apps  18 August 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The government has certified CygnaCom Solutions Inc.'s Security Evaluation Laboratory to test information security software to assure users that security products perform the functions that vendors claim.
 
Code is not free speech  18 August 2000 
Source: Infoworld - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
IN WHAT SOME observers see as a significant ruling for the future of the Internet, a U.S. federal judge Thursday issued a permanent injunction barring an online hacker publication from linking to Web sites where visitors can download illegal code, such . . .
 
FCC Wiretap Order Overturned  17 August 2000 
Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Oscar S. Cisneros writes: "Privacy groups are cheering a federal appeals court decision that promises to curb the ability of law enforcement agencies to get access to Internet-style communications. The decision also reins in the hungry maw of the government's Carnivore . . .
 
FBI has 3,000 documents about e-mail surveillance system  17 August 2000 
Source: sjmercury - Posted by Jen Olson   
The FBI has 3,000 pages of documents about its ``Carnivore'' e-mail surveillance system and expects to begin releasing some to the public in about 45 days, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Additional releases should follow every 45 days until all the . . .
 
Court rules for tougher surveillance standards  16 August 2000 
Source: Computerworld.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled yesterday that law enforcement agents seeking to intercept data packets that combine addressing information and the content of communications must meet the higher legal requirements needed for a search warrant. . . .
 
Online balloting thwarts hackers  16 August 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An electronic balloting service stopped 35 attempts to hack into the Reform Party's presidential nomination process in another successful step toward online voting, eBallot.net Inc. officials said.
 
FBI, Mounties hunt Internet hackers  15 August 2000 
Source: cnews - Posted by Jen Olson   
RCMP are working with the FBI to track down computer hackers who overloaded an Edmonton-based Internet service provider yesterday, denying access to some customers. Edmonton RCMP found the "denial of service" attack on OA Group Inc.'s server that barred subscribers . . .
 
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