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EPIC Alert - Volume 13 (2006)

EPIC Alert 13.01 (January 12, 2006)

  1. Gore to Speak About Domestic Spy Program at Constitution Hall
  2. National Security Agency Domestic Spying Revealed
  3. EPIC Obtains Papers on Intelligence Misconduct, Files Suit for More
  4. EPIC Continues Fight Against Sony Spyware
  5. Troubling Provisions Tacked on to Violence Against Women Act
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: State of War
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.02 (January 27, 2006)

  1. FTC Announces Choicepoint Data Breach Settlement
  2. EPIC Sues Justice Department for Warrantless Surveillance Records
  3. State and Federal Governments Address Illegal Phone Record Sales
  4. Justice Department Subpoenas Search Records; Google Resists
  5. EPIC Comments on Junk Faxes, Preemption of State Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Edmund J. Pankow's "Hide Your Assets and Disappear"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.03 (February 10, 2006)

  1. FCC Grants EPIC Petition on Protecting Telephone Records
  2. EPIC Seeks Spy Documents in Federal Court
  3. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Illegal Record Sales
  4. Secure Flight Placed on Standby
  5. Federal Budget Pumps Money Into Surveillance Projects
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Robert Sherrill's "First Amendment Felon"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.04 (February 23, 2006)

  1. Court Orders Release of NSA Spy Documents to EPIC
  2. EPIC Urges Privacy for Whois Data
  3. Report on US-VISIT: Government is Lax on Security, Privacy
  4. Congress Slams Tech Firms On Censorship in China
  5. Federal Intelligence Agencies Reclassify Thousands of Documents
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: James Bamford's "The Puzzle Palace"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.05 (March 10, 2006)

  1. Former DOJ Official Doubted Legal Basis For NSA Program
  2. DOJ Inspector General Reports on Possible Intelligence Violations
  3. Phone Records and Pretexting Capture Attention of Congress, States
  4. Patriot Act Renewed, Some Civil Liberties Safeguards Added
  5. Congress Presses for More Information on NSA Surveillance Program
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Glenn Reynolds's "An Army of Davids"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.06 (March 24, 2006)

  1. EPIC, Archive File Brief Supporting Release of Abu Ghraib Images
  2. EPIC Testifies Against Social Security Number Expansion
  3. House Committee Approves Bill to Weaken Data Breach Laws
  4. Judge Restricts Justice Department's Demand for Google Records
  5. Security Flaws at Retailers Affect Thousands of Debit Card Holders
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Mark S. Monmonier's "Spying with Maps"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.07 (April 6, 2006)

  1. Federal, State Officials Object to Proposed IRS Rules
  2. Coalition Pushes for Privacy in Electronic Health Records
  3. Congress Continues to Scrutinize Warrantless Surveillance Program
  4. Federal Agency Finds Flaws in Government Use of Commercial Databases
  5. Report on Bank Privacy Notices Recommends Cosmetic Changes
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Evan Hendricks's "Credit Scores and Credit Reports"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.08 (April 21, 2006)

  1. ICANN Chooses Privacy for Whois
  2. Congress, Administration Push for U.S. Data Retention Laws
  3. International Privacy Commissioners Meet in Washington
  4. U.S. Archives Had Reclassification Agreements With CIA, Air Force
  5. Immigration Bill Would Require DHS Checks for All U.S. Jobs
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: David Lyon's "Surveillance as Social Sorting"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.09 (May 5, 2006)

  1. Secret Surveillance at an All-Time High
  2. Coalition Comments on Phone Record Privacy; FTC Brings 5 Cases
  3. Federal Appeal Pushes for WHOIS Privacy
  4. Privacy, Technology Experts Convene for CFP 2006
  5. EPIC Welcomes New Board Members
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Herbert N. Foerstel's "Surveillance in the Stacks"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.10 (May 17, 2006)

  1. EPIC Urges FCC to Open Investigation into NSA Datamining
  2. CIA Director Nominee Oversaw NSA Domestic Spying Programs
  3. Congress, Ex-NSA Director, Law Experts Assail NSA Program
  4. Phone Companies Under Fire for Disclosures to NSA
  5. Most Americans Want Investigation of NSA Program
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Christian Parenti's "The Soft Cage"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.11 (June 2, 2006)

  1. Coalition Calls for HIPAA Compliance Review of Veterans Affairs
  2. European Court Blocks Passenger Data Transfer
  3. Supreme Court Rules Against Whistleblower
  4. EPIC Urges Privacy Safeguards for Traveler Database
  5. Gen. Michael Hayden Sworn in as CIA Director
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Goldsmith and Wu: "Who Controls the Internet?"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.12 (June 16, 2006)

  1. Appeals Court Wrongly Extends Wiretap Requirements
  2. EPIC Testifies Before Homeland Security on Video Surveillance
  3. Documents Reveal More Potential PATRIOT Act Abuses
  4. Coalition Urges Strong International Privacy Rules
  5. Federal, State Governments Struggle to Investigate Domestic Spying
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Stanton and Stam: The Visible Employee
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.13 (June 30, 2006)

  1. Government Program Probes Financial Records
  2. EPIC Opposes Photo ID Requirements for Voting
  3. Lawmakers, Industry, Call for Federal Privacy Law
  4. FTC Calls for Open Access to WHOIS
  5. Experts Find Wiretaps Weaken Security
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Vernor Vinge's "Rainbows End"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.14 (July 13, 2006)

  1. Georgia State, Federal Courts Halt Photo ID Requirement for Voters
  2. EPIC Supports Supreme Court Review of DNA Databases
  3. British ID Card Plan Stalls
  4. FBI Proposes Wiretap Law Expansion
  5. Defense Department Monitored Student Email
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: John Battelle's "The Search"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.15 (July 27, 2006)

  1. Courts, Congress Ponder NSA Surveillance Issues
  2. EPIC Testifies on WHOIS Privacy and Phishing
  3. House Committees Hold Joint Hearing on E-voting
  4. House Nears Vote on Data Breach Bill
  5. D.C. Council Approves Temporary Expansion of Camera Use
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Yochai Benkler's "The Wealth of Networks"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.16 (August 10, 2006)

  1. Key Congressman Doubts DHS Privacy Officer's Qualifications
  2. Non Commercial Users Urge Privacy for WHOIS before IGF
  3. $50 Million Verdict for Violating Drivers' Privacy in FL
  4. GAO: Current Laws Don't Protect Info Held by Data Brokers
  5. RFID Passport Hacked
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Steve Posner, "Privacy Law and the USA PATRIOT Act"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.17 (August 25, 2006)

  1. Federal Court Finds NSA Wiretaps Illegal
  2. AOL Releases Users' Search Queries
  3. DHS Inspector General: More Security Needed for RFID
  4. Government to Require Cars Warn of "Black Box" Recording
  5. DHS Seeks Expanded Access to Travelers' Data
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: David Lazer's "DNA and the Criminal Justice System"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.18 (September 7, 2006)

  1. EPIC, Privacy International Launch "Privacy and Human Rights 2005"
  2. House Holds Hearing on Domestic Surveillance
  3. IRS to Outsource Tax Collecting
  4. EPIC Argues in Appeal of DNA Dragnet Case
  5. California RFID Bill Nears Approval
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Spencer Overton's "Stealing Democracy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.19 (September 22, 2006)

  1. Voting ID Requirements Struck in Missouri
  2. Privacy and Security Flaws Imperil Transit Worker ID Program
  3. International Consumer Groups Urge US, EU to Protect Passenger Data
  4. EPIC Urges US to Stop Surveillance Tech Exports
  5. DC Residents Speak Up for Crime Prevention
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy, Information, and Technology"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.20 (October 6, 2006)

  1. Coalition Urges Congress to Investigate NSA Domestic Spying Program
  2. Belgian Officials Challenge U.S. Datamining Program
  3. U.S. and Europe Fail to Reach New Accord on Passenger Data
  4. EPIC, ACLU Hold Forum on ID Theft and Database Security
  5. EPIC Reminds Homeland Security to Publish Annual Privacy Report
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.21 (October 20, 2006)

  1. Homeland Security ID Card Filled with Security, Privacy Risks
  2. Congressional Report: All 19 Federal Agencies Lost Personal Data
  3. US, EU Reach Temporary Agreement on Passenger Name Records
  4. ICANN Renewal Threatens Online Privacy
  5. Documents: Database on Antiwar Protests More Extensive Than Thought
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.22 (November 1, 2006)

  1. Two Reports Criticize Security, Privacy Holes in RFID Technology
  2. Microsoft Announces New Identity Management System
  3. Voting Integrity Group Recommends Measures for Election Day
  4. Student Creates Fake Boarding Passes to Show Air Security Flaws
  5. EPIC Launches Privacy and Domestic Violence Project
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Aviel Rubin's "Brave New Ballot"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.23 (November 16, 2006)

  1. EPIC FOIA Documents: Commerce's Privacy Officer Is Out to Lunch
  2. President Seeks OK for Domestic Surveillance Program
  3. Privacy International Publishes Global Privacy Report
  4. Electronic Voting Technology Problems Hamper Elections
  5. EPIC Files Brief Urging Supreme Court to Review Secret Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: David Holtzman's "Privacy Lost"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.24 (December 1, 2006)

  1. Proposed Government Database Targets U.S. Citizens
  2. Federal Court: Police Lacked Probable Cause for DNA Warrant
  3. Homeland Security Releases Overdue Privacy Report
  4. ICANN launches Public Comments on WHOIS Task Force Report
  5. Police Shoot UCLA Student with Taser For Failure to Show ID
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: George Yee's "Privacy Protection for E-Services"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 13.25 (December 15, 2006)

  1. Comments on Targeting System Extended, Legality at Issue
  2. Congress Passes Law Banning Telephone Pretexting
  3. Senators Akaka and Sununu Introduce Bill to Repeal REAL ID
  4. E-Voting Advisory Committee Rejects Trust of Software
  5. Congress Passes U.S. SAFE WEB Act
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Security in Computing"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events