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January 2001 Archives

UUNet falls foul of RIP Act - VNUNET

'UUNet last week became the first internet service provider (ISP) to fall foul of tough new laws on intercepting emails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:45 PM Wed 24 Jan 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
Privacy Battle Brews in England - Wired News

'Clean up your hard drive and mind your manners if you live in or are traveling to the United Kingdom. Police there may soon be able to copy and store the contents of computers, collect and warehouse samples of human DNA and fine people for misdemeanors without having to arrest them first.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:44 PM Tue 23 Jan 2001 Categories: Privacy , Surveillance & Security , Wired News
ISPs 'RIP' Into British Police - Wired News

'A stream of "stupid questions" posed by technically callow police officers trying to enforce a controversial law are angering Britain's Internet service providers, who are threatening to move their businesses out of the country if authorities don't wise up soon.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:42 PM Fri 19 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , Wired News
RIP not a problem thanks to police stupidity - The Register

'Well, the RIP Act may be Draconian but we shouldn't worry at the moment because the police haven't got a clue what they're doing. That at least is what representatives of the ISP Association said at a forum in the House of Lords yesterday.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:40 PM Wed 17 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
ISPs draw up 'say and pay' list for police - VNUNET

'Internet service providers (ISPs) are drawing up a list of what they will tell the police about their customers when under criminal investigation, and how much they will charge for the information.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:39 PM Tue 16 Jan 2001 Categories: Cost to industry , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
The solution to RIP, email sackings and Big Brother - The Register

'The last six months have been a terrible time for Internet users in the UK. The RIP Act is obviously the worst of it - the government has given itself almost unbelievable powers of access to people's communication and then gone out of its way to make it as non-answerable to the public as possible.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:37 PM Fri 12 Jan 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security , The Register
'Lewd' e-mailers keep jobs - BBC

'Workers suspended by a leading insurance company over the distribution of 'lewd' e-mails have been told their jobs are safe.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:36 PM Thu 11 Jan 2001 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
Unions concerned about BBC email policy - The Guardian

'The BBC is the latest firm to come under union scrutiny over its powers to open staff emails.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:34 PM Tue 9 Jan 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , The Guardian
Beware - you've got mail - The Observer

'You are sitting at your desk. Your computer boings and the 'You have New Mail/Open Mail' icon appears. A friend who works downstairs in your office has sent an email with an attachment and copied it to everyone else who works in your team. Do you stop and think before you open it?' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:33 PM Sun 7 Jan 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security , The Observer
TUC claims firms overreact by sacking staff for lewd office emails - The Guardian

'Workers who send lewd emails around the office were being targeted unfairly by their employers, the Trades Union Congress yesterday claimed.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:31 PM Sat 6 Jan 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
Big Brother warning after e-mail sackings - BBC

'Union leaders representing insurance workers sacked over 'lewd' e-mails fear the action could lead to a Big Brother office environment.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:30 PM Fri 5 Jan 2001 Categories: BBC , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Surveillance & Security
Net tightens around the hacktivists - The Guardian

'Rocketing numbers of political campaigners are embracing the internet with the fervour their parents showed for sit-ins as they try to claw back its independence and make online actions a standard part of modern protests.' link

Posted by SteveC at 03:27 PM Tue 2 Jan 2001 Categories: The Guardian