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New Zealand

4  On-line fines system off to roaring start
The Department for Courts collected about $1000 in fines on the first day, after launching its online fine-payment Web site this week...
IDG NZ

4  Cheeky net thief clones legal site
A cheeky Russian computer programmer who cloned a Wellington law firm's website - but renamed staff Boris and Grigory for authenticity - has been caught out...
NZ Herald

4  Little time for talk at e-comm summit
Little time appears to be devoted to discussion at the forthcoming e-commerce "summit" in November, with most of the timetable taken up with formal keynote addresses and company presentations...
IDG NZ

4  Govt to tighten state sector approach to IT investment
The Government was promising to tighten the state sector's fragmented approach to information systems and technology investment including learning lessons from the Incis police computer project...
Stuff

Other

4  Virus Suspect is Really Wanted
Onel de Guzman, the primary suspect in the "Love Bug" case before charges against him were dropped, is besieged by employment offers from around the world...
Wired

4  Akamai caught in Net filtering cross fire
Networking firm Akamai has been dragged into the censorware debate, thanks to a hole affecting Web site blocking software that exploits the company's data delivery system...
CNet

4  Amazon.com to sell cars
In a bid to become the earth's biggest car showroom, Internet retailer Amazon.com announced Wednesday that it has teamed with online car seller Greenlight.com to provide car-buying services to its 23 million customers...
CNNfn

4  How Secure Are You?
While IT managers spent huge amounts of time and resources to thwart the threat of year 2000 problems, information security breaches in the Internet economy are an even bigger threat...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Melbourne IT dives 50pc
SHARES in internet domain name registry Melbourne IT hit $4 today, following yesterday's worse than expected half-year result and forecasts for a tough second half...
Australian IT

4  Venture funds face tangle of red tape
The venture capital industry has struck a regulatory barrier in its plans to attract overseas investment into Australian funds...
AFR

4  Reckon culls online activities
The head of Quicken.com.au has threatened to shut the Web site down unless it turns a profit...
NewsWire

4  Optimism grows for interactive TV
SOFTWARE for television set-top boxes was launched in Australia today, potentially improving the prospects for Australian datacasting...
Australian IT

Other

4  U.S. to Detail Plans on Review of Web Wiretap
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said on Wednesday that details for a planned review of the FBI computer program designed to capture e-mail messages for criminal investigations will be released on Thursday...
Yahoo

4  Police nab three for Net bank heist
Britain's National Crime Squad thinks organized crime is behind the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from an Internet bank...
ZDNet

4  We will block Napster at source - Sony exec
If the Recording Industry Association of America doesn't zap Napster, Sony certainly will...
The Register

4  Big Brother Spain In Trouble Over Web Site Hack
The organizers of the Spanish version of the "Big Brother" TV show, where 10 contestants living in a house for nine weeks agree to be watched 24 hours a day by TV cameras, warts and all, has hit a data protection problem...
Newsbytes