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April 2001 Archives

Cybercops are go! - The Register

'Home Secretary Jack Straw has officially launched the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit today at the Science Museum in London.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:52 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Register
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

'A specialist police unit designed to tackle computer-based crime has been launched by Home Secretary Jack Straw.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:50 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security
Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths - VNUNET

'This morning saw the launch of the UK's first dedicated cybercrime squad, committed to tackling hi-tech crime on the internet.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:47 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , VNUNET
Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths - VNUNET

Government unleashes hi-tech super sleuths

Posted by SteveC at 12:45 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , VNUNET
New force to tackle cybercrime - BBC

NO MENTION OF RIP New force to tackle cybercrime

Posted by SteveC at 12:40 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: BBC , Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1)
War On Cyber Crime - Sky News

NO MENTION OF RIP War On Cyber Crime - claimed to be a bigger threat to Britain than terrorism.

Posted by SteveC at 12:35 PM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Sky News
Cybercops are go! - The Register

Critics of the government's policies were not invited and/or were banned
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/18341.html

Posted by SteveC at 12:00 AM Wed 18 Apr 2001 Categories: The Register
Tories pledge to boost broadband and e-commerce - ZDNET

Tories pledge to boost broadband and e-commerce

Posted by SteveC at 12:49 PM Tue 17 Apr 2001 Categories: RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , ZDNET
[RIP is] the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state - The Times


No Hiding Place - Bryan Appleyard
[RIP is] the most pernicious invasion of privacy ever imposed by a democratic state - Anthony Barnett (founding director of Charter 88)

Posted by SteveC at 12:55 PM Sun 15 Apr 2001 Categories: Privacy , The Times
Push to level the playing field - Financial Times


Push to level the playing field

Posted by SteveC at 01:00 PM Tue 10 Apr 2001 Categories: Financial Times
Are your staff surfing safely? - VNUNET

'An acceptable usage policy (AUP) determines what an organisation's link to the internet may be used for, and it's a legal minefield for many administrators. A guide to developing your own policies is now available to be downloaded free of charge (see below).' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:38 PM Mon 9 Apr 2001 Categories: VNUNET
Are your staff surfing safely? - VNUNET

Are your staff surfing safely?- ...the Home
Office has promised to publish a code of practice covering RIP [wrong
- not about this]
, its publication has been delayed....George
Gardiner, senior partner at solicitors Buchanan Ingersol...called on the
Home Office [??!!] to delay publication of the
code no longer than is strictly necessary.

Posted by SteveC at 01:03 PM Mon 9 Apr 2001 Categories: Code of Practice , Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , VNUNET
RMS RIP comments - The Register

Free software would have prevented foot and mouth, BSE, Hatfield
rail crash - RMS
- Pausing
only for the obligatory swipe at the UK Government, the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers Act and the Private Security Industry Bill (and tipping
his hat to FIPR's Caspar Bowden, also in the audience) Stallman went on a
gentle meander through the history of copyright, ending at the present day
when the media companies own most copyrights and also (he alleges) own the politicians who make the laws that maintain the system.

Posted by SteveC at 01:08 PM Fri 6 Apr 2001 Categories: Privacy , The Register
Stallman supports Internet Campaign - Internet Magazine

Stallman supports Internet Campaign

Posted by SteveC at 01:05 PM Fri 6 Apr 2001 Categories: Internet Magazine , Misc
Snooping code delay until end of the year - Financial Times

Snooping code delay until end of the year- Iain Bourne, strategic policy manager at the Information Commission, said: "We got a lot of very detailed submissions, some of which were longer than the code itself. The code was supposed to colour in the skeletal outline of the law. Some thought it went beyond that." The commission will now take expert advice before publishing the final version of the code, "hopefully by the end of the year," Mr Bourne added.....The delay risks leaving both employers and staff in legal limbo. Sarah Veale, senior policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, said: "A lot of us were relying on the code to clarify when the right to privacy protects the employee . . . we need it to help employers, as much as employees. If we're not going to have a code (this year), then if someone is unfairly treated it means we may have to go to court. That's got to be the inevitable consequence." The Confederation of British Industry said it hoped the delay reflected a "fundamental rethink" of the code. "Our response (to the commission) contained a number of very serious objections to the code. We said it was too complicated and too long and that some parts, such as e-mail, were unworkable," said Rod Armitage, head of legal affairs.

Posted by SteveC at 01:10 PM Thu 5 Apr 2001 Categories: Code of Practice , Financial Times , Govt. Consultations
Government backtracks on encryption enquiry - ZDNET

Government backtracks on encryption enquiry-
Despite accepting its own taskforce
recommendation two weeks ago, the Home Office now says there will be no independent
enquiry into the effects of the controversial RIP Act...."The impact of
the Act should be looked at by an independent panel to see if the government
has got it right or not, rather than whether or not the industry is
happy" Yaman Akdeniz CRCL

Posted by SteveC at 01:12 PM Wed 4 Apr 2001 Categories: Govt. Consultations , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The Guardian

'Cyber-terrorists have hacked into a third of the country's big companies and public sector organisations, including government offices, causing damage ranging from infiltrating corporate bank accounts to information theft, a survey reveals today.' link

Posted by SteveC at 04:36 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , Surveillance & Security , The Guardian
Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked - ZDNET

Watchdog warns Net policing will go unchecked"The official parliamentary watchdog has exposed
the [RIP] complaints mechanism as a sham, and a senior member has
highlighted its inadequacy under the European Convention of Human
Rights" Caspar Bowden, FIPR

Posted by SteveC at 01:23 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , RIP Oversight (Part IV) , Reports/Equiries , ZDNET
Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The Guardian

Cyber terror threatens UK's biggest companies - The
CMA asked 172 of its senior personnel
... Thirty-two per cent admitted being the victim of cyber-terrorism.

Posted by SteveC at 01:20 PM Tue 3 Apr 2001 Categories: Cybercrime , The Guardian
Commons debate: Mayday, MI5, subversion, and the internet - IndyMedia

Commons debate: Mayday, MI5, subversion, and the internet

Posted by SteveC at 01:40 PM Mon 2 Apr 2001 Categories: IndyMedia , RIP Oversight (Part IV)
Manifesto for the Internet - Internet Magazine

A Manifesto for the Internet - Repeal the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act immediately ... consult widely on new legislation which will allow police and other agencies the legal power they need to investigate crime without damaging the security of the Net and without trampling over the civil liberties of every one of us.

Posted by SteveC at 01:45 PM Sun 1 Apr 2001 Categories: Internet Magazine , Misc