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New Zealand

4  We'll wear dollar drop, say Internet companies
Local Internet service pricing is unlikely to rise - in the short term anyway - as a result of the dive in the value of the Kiwi dollar...
IDG NZ

4  Delphic deal 'huge coup'
Auckland software house Delphic Medical Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese medical giant Sysmex that will put its software in hospitals and laboratories around the world...
NZ Herald

Other

4  'Trojans' open online accounts
An investigation into online banks has revealed how vulnerable they are to malicious hackers looking to steal the identity of customers...
BBC

4  The Mainstreaming of Kiddie Porn
The Internet helped create a huge network of child pornography distribution. Lately, it's been getting easier and easier to find...
Wired

4  MS Fixes FrontPage Hole, Quietly
A hole in FrontPage Server Extensions that enabled denial-of-service attacks gets fixed, but the programmer who discovered the problem wonders about the way Microsoft went about fixing it...
Wired

4  Microsoft glitch leaves IM contact lists vulnerable
Microsoft is investigating complaints that its MSN Instant Messenger usernames and contact lists can be taken over through lapsed Hotmail accounts...
CNet

4  Top Pokemon creature triggers email virus
A slow-spreading computer virus attached to a Japanese "Pokemon" animated character has damaged computers at a small number of U.S. companies over the past two months, said executives at an antivirus software company...
CNetn

4  Security Experts Discuss Hacking Trends
They suggest a new wave of hackers is forming on the horizon, and its goal will be more than mischief...
TechWeb

Australia

4  No easy money for auction sites
A $3.4 million loss for eBay Australia highlights the new challenges faced in the auction marketplace. Can the dream of a profitable auction site in Australia be realised?...
NewsWire

4  $10bn of start-ups in jeopardy
The venture capital industry has warned that up to $10bn in foreign investment in local start-ups could be jepardised by the regulatory barriers in the Government's sweeping tax review...
AFR

4  Crime review prompted by net porn
PRISON terms for Victorians convicted of possessing child pornography will be increased from two to five years...
Australian IT

4  How crackers could crash the Internet
Crackers and cyber terrorists who properly understood the Net's construction, could cut Australia off from the rest of the internet with surgical strikes against key servers, according to Excite@Home's Milo Medin...
Fairfax

Other

4  Dot.com Job Losses Rise 55 Percent in August-Survey
Job cuts at Internet companies in August jumped 55 percent from July, led by cuts in the Web retail sector, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas....
Yahoo

4  German Cos. Face Private Web Tax
In Germany, personal Web surfing on company time could end up costing your employer lots more than lost productivity...
AP

4  FTC, New York sue X-rated sites
The operators of at least 36 adult entertainment Web sites are accused of illegally billing customers...
ZDNet

4  Nintendo Unveils Video-Game Console
At a time when its biggest rival is pushing a video game machine that does everything from play movies to connect to the Internet, Nintendo Co. is sticking to what it knows best - fun and games...
AP