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High-tech players warm to privacy legislation

Author: JT Smith

From IDG.net: Fearing multiple state efforts, vendors back federal regulation, if given a big enough stake in the process.

Broadband bickering hits Silicon Valley

Author: JT Smith

From InfoWorld.com: ATT is pondering legal action in an attempt to force San Jose to release about 40 permits for cable modem service.

Category:

  • Linux

Domain name reflection

Author: JT Smith

With plans to step down in November, outgoing ICANN chair Dyson recaps difficult early days of organization, reports IDG.net.

Taiwan chip manufacturer weathers typhoon

Author: JT Smith

Seventy percent of ASE staff remained on duty as Taiwan’s biggest typhoon of the year passed through earlier today. From Newsbytes.com.

Category:

  • Unix

FTC’s Swindle: Freedom at core of privacy fears

Author: JT Smith

Newsbytes.com reports hat Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle believes
freedom is a big part of the Internet privacy issue.
Swindle may have used freedom to begin his talk on Net
privacy issues because he knows what it’s like to have it
taken away.

AOL, Time Warner suit a stretch, admits MP3Board lawyer

Author: JT Smith

MP3Board.com filed a so-called third-party complaint against AOL and
Time Warner in New York’s Southern District US Court late Monday as
part of an ongoing dispute between MP3Board, the Recording Industry
Association of America and 14 major music labels. From Newsbytes.com.

Third world countries should get online

Author: JT Smith

Nations comprising more than three-quarters of the world’s
population are in danger of alienating high-tech investment
and passing up the economic and societal benefits that
can be gained through connecting citizens to the Internet,
reports Newsbytes.com.

Category:

  • Linux

UK police arrest three after Net bank raid

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet UK reports that British police have arrested three men suspected of having
mounted a robbery in cyberspace of a UK Internet bank, stealing
many thousands of pounds in what is thought to be a new tactic for
organised crime.

Category:

  • Linux

Australian IT: Olympics guard against crackers

Author: JT Smith

A crack team of computer experts would be working around the clock at next month’s Olympics to counter a new type of attack. From TechNewsWorld.com.

Category:

  • Linux

Of flea markets and file swapping

Author: JT Smith

From Salon: Could the Napster case turn on a little-known copyright ruling involving swap meets?