February 23, 2001

National Law Journal: Texas Supreme Court puts an end to law firm bonuses during clerkships
AP: U.S.-bound Chinese students get lesson in scandal
Orlando Sentinel: Barry University School of Law loses second bid for ABA approval; Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier: Appalachian School of Law wins provisional status from ABA
U. of Florida Alligator: UF's first notification letter sent to parents (university will inform parents of child's violations of campus alcohol policies)
Ananova: Court allows artist to sell sexual Barbie photos (also see RCFP press release)
USA Today: Filtering firm stops selling lists of sites kids visit
CNET News.com: High school student wins parody case (also see Ananova, and ACLU press release)
Wired News: Beware those insidious vcards (also see CNET, Computerworld, InternetNews.com, The Register)

February 19, 2001

Newsweek: ‘Joyce DeWitt Virus’ harms almost no computers, experts say
Politechbot: Disposal fees for unsolicited ads on new computers (purchaser of new computers seeks payment from Microsoft for removal of contaminants, including "Windows 2000")
Politechbot: Here's what happens to email and web pages after someone dies
The Atlantic: The Reinvention of Privacy
N.Y. Post: Kid cyberslams teachers (12-year-old student suspended from school for posting web site containing altered photos and insults about teachers) (also see Ananova)
N.Y. Post: Oh, brother! DWI bust for Roger (Roger Clinton arrested for drunken driving arrest less than a month after a pardon by his former presidential half-brother wiped away his criminal record) (also see Pravda)

February 17, 2001

Reuters: Bush, in Mexico foray, faces dreaded green nemesis (President Bush visits ranch of Mexican president and broccoli grower Vincente Fox)

February 16, 2001

Federal Trade Commission: Internet "pagejacker" settles FTC charges
Village Voice: Making Nike sweat (Nike declines customer's order for personalized sneaker with the word "Sweatshop" on it) (also see Slashdot and Nike iD)
Oklahoma State Daily Collegian: Alumni's privacy may be at risk (alumni group sells data to credit card issuer)
Ananova: 'Free internet access' lands family with £17,000 bill ("free" service caused Floridian's computer to dial ISP in Britain)
SatireWire: Headhunting firm decapitates 250
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Protest letter to the U.S. Secret Service (agents interrogated student author of editorial asking Jesus to smite George W. Bush)
Politechbot.com: What Canada doesn't want you to see: Info on banned site

February 05, 2001

Reuters: Lovelorn peacocks terrorize British villagers
Privacy Foundation: Email Wiretapping (describes how the sender of an HTML e-mail message can see comments added by a recipient who forwards the message to someone else)

February 01, 2001

The Onion: Department of Education: Metric system thriving in nation's inner cities
BBC News: Data theft raises child abuse fears
Automotive News: Internet security is a thorny issue, and the title of "chief privacy officer" is becoming more common
Reuters: Phony $200 bill with Bush picture used in Kentucky
Washington Post: FTC watches for violations of privacy law
Reuters: Whiskers the cat may be a serial killer
Reuters: William Shatner to host Miss USA pageant
L.A. Times: Secret cameras scanned crowd at Super Bowl for criminals (facial recognition technology identified 19 people with criminal histories) (also see Washington Post report)
Wired News: Should states regulate privacy?