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Signing Up to Be Surveilled


One company is making it easier for folks to "track" anyone, by allowing them to pull up a map of the person's location on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or computer. Fleet Tracking lets businesses such as taxi companies and . . .

EarthLink: FBI won't monitor our network with Carnivore


EarthLink Inc., an Atlanta-based Internet service provider, says it has reached an agreement with the FBI in which the agency has agreed not to install its Carnivore Internet surveillance system on EarthLink's network. EarthLink was involved in a court battle with . . .

Privacy fans can't stomach Web cookie grabs


Privacy advocates are jumping up and down in protest about the Internet this summer, and they're landing hard on browser cookies--small records placed on an Internet user's computer during a visit to a Web site. That Web site can read the . . .