Stories by Todd R. Weiss

Microsoft Adds Cookie Controls to Browser

Microsoft Corp. this week announced plans to test new features in its Internet Explorer browser that are supposed to give users more control over cookies that can track their online surfing activities.

Microsoft Adding Deeper Cookie Controls to IE

Microsoft Corp. Thursday announced plans to test new features within its Internet Explorer browser software that are supposed to give users more control over the use of cookies that can track their online surfing activities.

New Digital Signature Law Prompts Vendor Scramble

Between now and October, leading e-commerce companies will be scrambling to implement digital signatures - software that provides a legally binding commitment the same way a physical signature does.

ABA group calls for global net commission

An American Bar Association (ABA) committee yesterday said laws around the globe need to be changed and unified in order to keep up with the constant changes brought about by the internet and to ensure fairness and a solid legal structure for businesses and customers engaging in e-commerce transactions.

PeopleSoft Launches Browser-Based ERP Suite

PeopleSoft Inc. Tuesday announced a totally redesigned version of its flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, adding a series of Internet-enabled applications plus a host of features that the company said had been requested by users.

Months Late, PeopleSoft to Release ERP Upgrade

Almost a year after unveiling the planned contents of its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, PeopleSoft Inc. is finally getting ready to release the software.

Net Ad Bureau Issues Online Privacy Guidelines

For the first time in its four-year history, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has issued a set of voluntary online data privacy guidelines for its 300-member companies to use in making the Internet more secure for Web site visitors.

PeopleSoft Set to Announce ERP Upgrade

Almost a year after unveiling the planned contents of its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, PeopleSoft Inc. is finally getting ready to release the software.

Clinton signs Digital Signatures Bill

With a ceremonial pen and then with a digital "smart card", President Clinton on Friday signed the long-awaited and landmark legislation that gives most computer-generated signatures the same legal weight as ones signed on paper.

Clinton Set to Sign Digital Signatures Bill Today

In one of the nation's most historic buildings, President Clinton today plans to sign a long-awaited and landmark piece of legislation that gives most computer-generated signatures the same legal weight as ones signed in ink on paper.

BSA Fires $2.4M Warning Shot

Firing a warning shot at businesses that use software without paying for it, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) this week announced $2.4 million in software piracy settlements with 20 companies.

DOJ Sues to Block WorldCom/Sprint Merger

Citing concerns about reduced competition and higher prices for millions of businesses and consumers, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today sued to block the proposed $120 billion merger of telecommunications rivals WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp.

White House Restricts 'Cookie' Use on Gov't Sites

Now that the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is stopping the use of so-called "Web bugs" to track the Internet browsing habits of visitors to its antidrug Web site, privacy advocates want to know what's being done to ensure that people's privacy is protected on all government Web sites.

House passes digital-signature bill

By a huge majority, the US House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow many electronic signatures to have the same legal standing as paper signatures.

House Subcommittee OKs Privacy Commission

A House subcommittee Wednesday amended and approved a plan to create a commission to study the issue of privacy on the Internet, as well as in employment and other areas.