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Reno to check on FBI Internet-wiretap system review  03 August 2000 
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Jen Olson   
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno vowed on Thursday to check on why it has taken so long to begin the review of the FBI's Internet-wiretap system called Carnivore, a programme that has raised privacy concerns. Reno said she has asked Justice . . .
 
FBI yields on Carnivore code  03 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI agrees at the last minute to comply with a demand for more information about its Carnivore e-mail snooping system. A judge gives the agency 10 days. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the FBI to set a timetable for . . .
 
Digital signatures create market potential  02 August 2000 
Source: CNN.com - Posted by Chris Parker   
It wasn't exactly John Hancock signing in a new era of American independence in a room full of colonial separatists. But when President Bill Clinton used a smart card last month to sign the digital signatures bill into law, he just . . .
 
DISA taps 11 firms for info security  02 August 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Weekly - Posted by Chris Parker   
The Defense Information Systems Agency last week solidified the private sector's role in protecting the Pentagon's global information networks from cyberattack by awarding a $1.5 billion contract for a wide range of information security services.
 
Security limits Linux in government  02 August 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Jen Olson   
The biggest threat to Linux becoming the software of choice in government circles is that there is no third-party verification, certification or evaluation of it, Linux devotees were told last month. The operating system also fails to meet Common Criteria . . .
 
Europe to get tough on cybercrime  01 August 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Chris Parker   
European politicians are to get tough on cyber villains by introducing new laws to combat kiddie porn, fraud, drug dealing and online terrorism.
 
Join Us, Don't Fight Us, Pentagon Tells Hackers  01 August 2000 
Source: FoxNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The largest-ever convention of computer hackers opened here on Friday with top-ranking U.S. military officials offering to hire the elite of the cybervandal world and put them to work defending against foreign government attacks. "I invite you to join the government, . . .
 
Fighting online leaks  31 July 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
When a classified CIA overview of the U.S. intelligence community appeared on the Internet this month, it raised serious questions in national security circles about how the Digital Age has popped the top off classified information.
 
Cybercops Need Better Tools  31 July 2000 
Source: PCWorld.com - Posted by Chris Parker   
Computer crimes are escalating at a rate consistent with the growth of the Internet, says Dominique Brezinski, technical guru at In-Q-Tel, a nonprofit technology incubator formed by the CIA.
 
Pentagon scrutinizes handheld security  31 July 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Defense Department is conducting a top-down review of security concerning the use of personal electronic devices, including palmtop computers, certain pagers, cell phones and laptop computers. The review is part of a larger DOD effort to institute tougher security measures . . .
 
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