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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: - 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: - 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, . . .
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: - 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: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
It's time for the federal government to sound a security alert -- of a different sort.
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