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New Zealand

4  Internal Affairs nabs a Net porn offender every 3-5 days
The Department of Internal Affairs says an Auckland sickness beneficiary is not, as widely reported, the first New Zealander sentenced to prison for obtaining child pornography over the Internet...
IDG NZ

4  Ihug tries to stop spectrum auction today
Ihug goes to court this morning seeking an injunction against a radio spectrum auction that director Nick Wood says has been captured by ministry officials...
IDG NZ

4  The internet comes alive to sound of Kiwi music
Two forthcoming websites have both made the mistaken claim to be the first to offer New Zealanders local music in the MP3 format...
NZ Herald

4  your net:// Surfing free and easy
If you wish to use the internet, feel free. Thanks, but what's the catch? ...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Report: Computer Hackers Hit 1997 Space Shuttle Mission
The BBC has reported that a computer hacker who attacked key computer systems at NASA potentially placed the life of at least one of the shuttle astronauts at risk during a docking with the Mir space station in 1997...
7am.com

4  Wireless Porn ... Of Course
Pornography, the old favorite of the World Wide Web, is now available on WAP phones. Although only some XXX graphics can be displayed with text, porn sites plan to cash in the wireless future...
Wired

4  Microsoft patches IE browser security hole
Microsoft today issued a patch for an Internet Explorer bug that uses files from the software maker itself to crash computers...
CNet

4  Dot-Coms Propel Business Jets
Among cars, it might be a Ferrari or a Porsche. Lovers of exotic stereo equipment might turn to McIntosh or Nakamichi. For the well-heeled in search of a private airplane, the top choice is likely to be a Gulfstream V...
Yahoo/AP

Australia

4  Sinewave raises $6.3m to expand scope
Internet traffic monitoring group Sinewave Interactive has sold down 25pc of the company to private Melbourne investors...
AFR

4  News forges online link with E*Trade
News Corp has made a belated entry to the online financial services sector in Australia with the signing of a partnership with online broker E*Trade...
AFR

4  Salaries leap by 8pc, survey finds
Y2K, the growth of e-commerce and the demand for internet and networking skills have pushed up IT salaries in the private sector by as much as 8 per cent in the year to April 2000, a survey shows...
Australian IT

4  GST site restored . . . sort of
The government GST assistance site that was at the centre of controversy last week after it was used to access confidential business details has gone back online in a reduced form...
Newswire

Other

4  Thatcher's handbag auctioned on net
Handbags of the rich and famous will be auctioned over the internet to raise money for Breast Cancer Care...
BBC

4  Utopia hackers crack Dreamcast anti-piracy code
Sega's Dreamcast games console has been cracked, a group of programmers called Utopia has claimed - and begun distributing copies games on the Net to prove it....
The Register

4  When to Fire Yahoo and Alta Vista (And Who to Hire Instead)
Sears, Roebuck once offered this advice to people having trouble finding things in their 2000-page catalog: "If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue."...
ZDNet

4  Earn (very little) money surfing the Web!
The concept sounds simple enough: You go to a specified Web site and download some software that can splash ads on your computer screen. In return, you get paid some hourly rate...
CS Monitor