Minnesota Internet Privacy

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill to attempt to ensure Privacy for Internet Users in the state, and Governor Jesse Ventura will now have have to decide whether or not to sign it.

Anonymous Posting Uphelp

In a ruling that could have implications for libraries with public Internet access, a court in California has ruled that Yahoo can’t be forced to reveal the identities of anonymous posters (assuming they know anyway)

Hotmail and Code Red

Microsoft, who plans to host everyone’s data on their Hailstorm servers, forgot to protect their own Hotmail servers against Code Red

Trust in Microsoft

One of the arguments made by Microsoft on behalf of Hailstorm is that your data will be accessible at any time from anywhere

Bookstore and Subpoenas

Privacy Rights in the “Information Age(Bookstore Subpoenas Trash Privacy Rights)”:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/15/MN156465.DTL… At my library, the circulation system does not maintain records of who checked out items. However, more and more people seem to be asking for it these days so they can avoid reading the same book twice.