Montreal Internet service provider raided by FBI : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

In the wake of a series of attacks blocking
access to some of the largest and best known
Internet web sites, the US government is
seeking to use popular concern over the denial
of services to push through new legislation
that could affect the democratic rights of

According to the Electronic Privacy Information
Centre, the FIDNet would violate "the spirit of
the federal wiretap statute, the plain language
of the federal Privacy Act and the history of the
Fourth Amendment". These provisions outlaw
unreasonable searches, Marc Rotenburg, executive
director of Electronic Privacy Information Centre,
told Congress last month.

FBI investigators and those working with them
have already monitored thousands of conversations
from an online chat system known as Internet
Relay Chat (IRC).


-- spider (, February 18, 2000


My wife has quite a chuckle over this whole Internet Hacker thing when I referred her to the newspaper articles that detailed the four day advanced warning received by BANKS about the impending hacker attack.

Just like some OKC judges and others were warned away before that incident.

-- Z (Z@Z.Z), February 18, 2000.

It appears that attacks like that of LadyLogic
are being used to chip away at more of our
privacy rights. I wonder who pays LL's check.

-- spider (, February 18, 2000.

I know,my Neighbor has flushed his Toilet AT LEAST two Times today,There ought to be a Law against it,Ithink I'll call the FBI:-)

-- Goofy (mic@key.mouse), February 18, 2000.

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