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Justice shops for Carnivore review  28 August 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
The Justice Department has officially begun shopping for a university to conduct an independent technical review of Carnivore, the e-mail bugging system. The request for proposals was posted on the department's World Wide Web site Aug. 23, and Attorney General . . .
 
US to Detail Plans on Review of Web Wiretap  25 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
US Attorney General Janet Reno said on Wednesday that details for a planned review of the FBI computer program designed to capture email messages for criminal investigations will be released on Thursday. . . .
 
Linux not ready for DOD prime time  23 August 2000 
Source: GCN.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux does not meet the Defense Information Infrastructure's Common Operating Environment Kernel Platform Compliance requirements for a Posix-compliant application programming interface, Posix-compliant commands and utilities, the Motif X Window System interface, the Common Desktop Environment and Network File System sockets. . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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