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SF Gate: Computer industry: New anti-hacker laws not needed

Feb 29, 2000, 17:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ted Bridis)

"Congress appears eager to propose new or broader computer crime laws amid dramatic attacks on some of the Internet's flagship sites, but the technology industry is reluctant about broader government involvement even in online security."

"The industry's sentiments -- reflecting its traditional reticence against inviting government into its affairs -- were expected to be delivered to Congress at a hearing today."

"The technology industry showed that it can respond swiftly and effectively, taking steps to quickly beat back the attacks to make it harder for similar assaults to succeed in the future" Charles Giancarlo, a senior vice president for Cisco Systems Inc., said in prepared testimony."

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