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Wired: Getting Snooped On? Too Bad

Apr 07, 2000, 17:39 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"You say you don't like browser cookies? You're not quite sure if that program you download from the Net is revealing more about you than it should?"

"Well, here's something to make you really nervous: In the United States, it may be illegal to disable software that snoops on you."

"The folks who came up with this idea turn out to be the large corporations that helped to draft the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which restricts some forms of tampering with copyright protection devices."

"In some cases, that means you won't be able to turn off any surveillance features it might include, according to participants in a Thursday afternoon panel at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference."

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