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UK snooping bill key amendment defeated  14 July 2000 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
An amendment to the so-called snooping bill requiring the Home Secretary to sign all warrants requesting decryption codes was defeated by just one vote in the House of Lords yesterday. The amendment, defeated by 120 votes to 119, related to a . . .
 
Reno says review under way on Internet `wiretapping'  13 July 2000 
Source: SF Gate Tech - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Attorney General Janet Reno said Thursday she is looking into the FBI's new high-tech ``Carnivore'' system for e-mail monitoring to ensure that privacy safeguards are met as well as the needs of federal law enforcement officials. ``When we develop new technology, . . .
 
Agencies fail to protect software, report says  13 July 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In letters sent to chief information officers at 16 federal agencies, the General Accounting Office has detailed widespread non-compliance with policies in place to protect the government's software code.. . .
 
Security policies fall short  12 July 2000 
Source: Fcw.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Federal agencies are failing to follow the policies to ensure that changes in their software and systems do not open security vulnerabilities, the General Accounting Office told agency officials last month.
 
NTT downplays FBI's concerns over Verio bid  07 July 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
NTT Communications, a unit of Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, today played down concerns its $5.5 billion bid for U.S. Internet service provider Verio poses a threat to U.S. national security.
 
FBI digs into hacker attacks on Qualcomm  07 July 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
SAN DIEGO--Federal investigators have launched a probe to investigate hacker attacks against wireless communications company Qualcomm.
 
Army 'geeks with guns' track down hackers  05 July 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Late last year, Aaron J. Eden, a disgruntled Army private stationed in Indianapolis, Ind., hacked into the Army's Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center system and deleted 38,000 personnel-related files.. . .
 
KPMG releases white paper on cybercrime  05 July 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A new report on e-commerce and cybercrime provides tips for governments to consider in order to prevent security breaches. The white paper, "E-Commerce and Cyber Crime: New Strategies for Managing the Risks of Exploitation," focuses on businesses, but the issues . . .
 
E-Sign Act validates digital signatures  04 July 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
President Clinton on Friday signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, or E-Sign, using the first digital certificate from the General Services Administration. Under the act, online and electronic contracts signed in the private sector with an . . .
 
Clinton To E-sign Digital Signature Law  02 July 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Dave Wreski   
President Clinton on Friday will "e-sign" a bill that makes electronic signatures as valid as their ink counterparts in the city where America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. On the grounds in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was . . .
 
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