DOJ wants your ISP be its watchdog

Representing a greater online privacy threat than cookies or spyware, the DOJ is considering making Internet service providers retain records of their customers' online activities. From the CNet article: The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly shopping around the explosive…

Yahoo to preserve e-mail of Marine killed in Iraq

One example of the type of ethical issues that cross Srinija Srinivasan's desk at Yahoo! is whether family members should have access to the e-mail of a deceased relative. From Yahoo's perspective, to release messages from a deceased user's e-mail…

Summary of incidents cataloged at The Privacy Law Blog

David Fraser at The Privacy Law Blog has an excellent post today cataloging incidents over the past year related to inappropriate release of personal information. The list is frightening both for its length and for the realization that countless incidents…

‘Google Hacking’ Digs Up Sensitive Material

(via Search Engine Lowdown)This Reuters story looks at the growing problem of sensitive data being readily available via a simple Google search:Hackers have found a handy tool to take control of bank accounts, tap into corporate computer networks and dig…

EFF Asks How Government Is Watching The Internet

It's been reported that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a FOIA request with the FBI and other offices of the US DOJ regarding expanded powers granted by the USA PATRIOT Act. The EFF is making the request in an…