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Monday, December 25, 2006

CNet's privacy year in review 

CNet 2006: A privacy and surveillance year in review. Some highlights:

2006 Highlights

Gonzales: NSA may tap 'ordinary' Americans' e-mail

During Senate hearing, attorney general declines to offer reassurances about a secret surveillance program.

February 6, 2006

Judge: Google must give feds limited access to records

Privacy-aware ruling says search giant must turn over a swath of indexed URLs--but not users' queries.

March 17, 2006

Special report: Silicon Money

CNET chronicles the dramatic increase in tech industry lobbying while highlighting big spenders.

March 27, 2006

Appeals court upholds Net-wiretapping rules

Bush administration's Net surveillance plans receive boost from appeals court, which refused to overturn rules.

June 9, 2006

Feds appeal loss in NSA wiretap case

Bush administration asks the 9th Circuit to halt a lawsuit that accuses AT&T of illegally opening its network to the NSA.

July 31, 2006

AOL's disturbing glimpse into users' lives

Release of three-month search histories of about 650,000 users provides rare glimpse into their private lives.

August 7, 2006

RFID passports arrive for Americans

State Department to begin handing out RFID-equipped passports despite lingering security, privacy concerns.

August 14, 2006

Post-9/11 antiterror technology: A report card

As September 11 nears, examines five useful ways of improving security--and five that should raise eyebrows.

September 7, 2006

Post-9/11 privacy and secrecy: A report card

Since September 11, the federal government has been trying to learn more about us, while keeping us from knowing what it's doing. Is this wise?

September 8, 2006

FBI director wants ISPs to track users

Robert Mueller becomes latest Bush administration official to call for ISPs to store customers' data.

October 17, 2006

Technology voter guide 2006: Rating politicians

How did U.S. politicians vote on tech-related proposals? Find out by clicking on a state, then on a name.

November 2, 2006

FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool

Agency used novel surveillance technique on alleged Mafioso: activating his cell phone's microphone and then just listening.

December 1, 2006

Bush's privacy watchdogs make public debut

At first public meeting, White House panel hears from civil-liberties advocates but sheds little light on supposed watchdog role.

December 5, 2006

Congress and tech: Little to show

Lawmakers made a lot of noise over MySpace, China and Net neutrality, but tech-related laws were hard to come by.

December 11, 2006

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