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Keeping an Eye on Privacy
August 2001
Keeping an Eye on Privacy

Coping with COPPA

COPPA is the first privacy bill to come out of Washington. If your site collects personal data from children, make sure you understand the FTC compliance requirements.

Save Your Site from Spambots

Spambots spider the Web gathering email addresses. Use Apache's mod_rewrite module to protect your site from address scraping.

S T R A T E G Y :

Legal Code
Savvy users will see right through the escape clauses in your privacy policy. Bret A. Fausett has a better idea: Give them some protection, and get their business.

None of Your Business?
Don't make employees choose between getting paychecks and maintaining their privacy. According to Mimi Rosenheim, it's all about trust. Tell them what personal data you're collecting and make sure it's secure.

Product Reviews
SafeWeb and Freedom Internet Privacy Suite

D E S I G N :

Integrated Design
Molly E. Holzschlag urges you to eschew multimedia clutter and use sensible, simple designs for emerging platforms and devices.

Elastic Navigation with ActionScript
Flash guru Branden J. Hall likes menus with bounce. Stretch out your navigation with his ActionScript code.

Product Reviews
Digimarc ImageBridge and ImageBridge Pro

Product Reviews
Macromedia FreeHand 10

D E V E L O P M E N T :

Al Williams shows you how to keep your sensitive data hidden in plain sight with steganography filter classes.

Programming with Perl
Randal L. Schwartz shows you how to eliminate the hassle of duplicate form submissions, without using JavaScript.

Encrypted Class Files
Forget about compilers, Greg Travis shows you how the Java Cryptography Extension can help ensure your source code stays private.

Product Reviews
nexoSoft CodeProtect_Perl 2.02 for Windows

Product Reviews
IBM alphaWorks P3P Policy Editor 1.4

I N F R A S T R U C T U R E :

At Your Server
Jim Jagielski introduces a key feature of the latest version of Apache 2.0 for Unix—native support for Unix threads.

SOAP: Clean and Secure
SOAP effectively evades perimeter security devices such as firewalls in the interest of rich programmability. Paul Sholtz discusses your best bets for security in the emerging Web services space.

Product Reviews
PGP Security's PGP Admin and Desktop Security

Product Reviews
F-Secure SSH Server/Client

E N D   TO   E N D :

Home Page
What we're lacking is a healthy dose of paranoia to scare us into protecting our customers and ourselves, Editor in Chief Amit Asaravala warns whilst outlining the vulnerabilities of standard encryption algorithms.

Webmaster's Domain
Internet radio was humming along until royalty problems pulled the plug. Is this the end of a good technology? Lincoln D. Stein ponders the options.

Eugene Eric Kim looks at Designing Web Audio: Real Audio, MP3, Flash, and Beatnik and Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century.

Access: A Discussion with Microsoft's Richard Purcell
Microsoft's been scrutinized for its privacy policies of late. What does Microsoft's director of corporate privacy have to say?

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