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FBI under gun to release Carnivore code  25 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is under increasing pressure to disclose the secret blueprints for its Carnivore surveillance system so independent technical experts can verify that the software monitors only the Internet communications of criminal suspects.
 
DoD e-commerce efforts fall short of goals  21 July 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Defense Department has made little progress during the past two years in implementing electronic commerce efforts, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Unless steps are taken to fix the shortcomings, the department's efforts to fully integrate an . . .
 
U.S. House passes antispam bill  20 July 2000 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
By a 427-1 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an antispam bill that would prohibit commercial e-mail messages from being sent to recipients who have asked to be removed from the sender's distribution list. The measure would also . . .
 
White House: Hill slow to fund security  19 July 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The White House Monday called for Congress to "pick up the pace" on funding information security initiatives within government in the fiscal 2001 budget, while putting forward legislation to help law enforcement track and prosecute cybercriminals. . . .
 
Government's secure shopping scheme condemned  19 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A government scheme to increase consumer confidence in buying online launched Tuesday has been overshadowed by stiff criticism from a former partner on the project.. . .
 
Senate approves plan to beef up computer security  18 July 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Jen Olson   
Federal agency heads must ensure that their information systems are secure under a provision of the fiscal 2001 defense authorization bill that gained Senate approval late last week.The provision, S. 1993, co-sponsored by Sens. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., . . .
 
IT contractors must follow NASA security rules  18 July 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
NASA has tightened guidelines for information technology contractors with a new rule issued July 14 that requires computer systems, networking and telecommunications contractors to abide by NASA information security policy directives, procedures and guidelines. . . .
 
ACLU Challenges FBI E-Mail Taps  17 July 2000 
Source: PC World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Congress to update federal privacy laws and ban what it says is the potential for large-scale scanning and analysis of e-mail by the FBI's Carnivore e-mail interception program. . . .
 
Hollywood vs 2600.com in court today  17 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
A New York court will today begin hearing the DVD copyright case between Hollywood and the Hacker community, in the shape of 2600.com. Eight studios, members of the Motion Picture Assoiciation of America (MPAA), are suing 2600.com - The Hacker Quarterly . . .
 
Administration Announces New Encryption Regulations  17 July 2000 
Source: Newsbytes.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The Clinton administration today said it plans to change laws governing the export of powerful encryption technologies to allow export of all information-scrambling products to any end user in the European Union and to eight other trading partners.
 
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