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Washington's eye on the Internet
CNET News.com Staff
22 November 2002
A Defense Department agency mulls and then abandons a plan to curtail Net anonymity, but with the Homeland Security bill and the ruling of a secret court, the feds gain ground on online monitoring.
A system mulled by a Defense Department agency would have sharply curtailed online anonymity by tagging
e-mail and Web browsing with unique markers for each Internet user.
November 22, 2002
update: The Senate's overwhelming vote for a Homeland Security Department clears the way for massive
reorganization of the federal government that will have a dramatic effect on computer and network security.
November 20, 2002
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review removes barriers for federal agents who conduct snooping
online and elsewhere against suspected terrorists and spies.
November 18, 2002
perspective: Like it or not, the proposed Department of Homeland Security firmly establishes a central role
for the feds in computer and network security.
November 18, 2002
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