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New Zealand

4  Sweeping powers for spy agencies
Police and government spy agencies are pushing for major new surveillance powers - including the ability to intercept e-mails...
Stuff

4  Summiteers look for e-guidance
Attendees at this week's government-sponsored summit are hoping for an e-commerce primer...
IDG

4  R&D tax plans remain murky
If the government was hoping its statement last week on taxing R&D would clear up the issue for software developers, it's in for disappointment...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Microsoft attack adds fuel to hacker crackdown
Calling it an act of "industrial espionage," Microsoft says its internal networks are accessed by hackers. CEO Steve Ballmer confirms that hackers did see key code, but didn't make any changes to it...
CNet

4  Global hacker agreement could affect bug hunters
An international treaty aiming to crack down on cybercrime could go too far by prohibiting tools commonly used by legitimate computer researchers to discover and fix software vulnerabilities, computer security experts say...
CNet

4  PlayStation 2 Sales Slowed By Graphics Issues
Sony Corp. officials disclosed Friday that one problem causing component shortages for the Playstation 2 stems from process-migration troubles at its Nagasaki fabrication facility on the island of Kyushu...
TechWeb

4  Oh Yum: There's More Spam
New research from a spam-filtering company offers fresh proof of something e-mail users have long suspected: The junk mail problem is rapidly getting worse...
Wired

4  Asia's Next Tech Hub: Singapore
The tiny island nation, launching a $7 billion initiative, is aggressively pushing to be Asia's hub for the technology sector...
Wired

Australia

4  Telco business model in disarray
The telco business model is in disarray as competition cuts margins and technology demands more capital...
Australian IT

4  Struggle for power at Telstra
TELSTRA is enmeshed in a power struggle between its chairman, chief executive and its board...
Australian IT

4  What do you really think of the World Wide Web?
Academics at the University of New South Wales want to pick your brain. What do you think of the World Wide Web? Does it bother you? Does it excite you? Where would you be today without it?...
ZDNet Australia

4  Denizens of the dot com depths
Groucho Marx once declared that he would never want to be in a club that would accept him as a member...
AFR

Other

4  1,491 Charged in Internet Pedophilia Case
An Italian prosecutor has charged 1,491 Italians and foreign nationals with offering or downloading child pornography on the Internet in what could become one of the biggest trials in Italy, newspapers said on Saturday...
Yahoo

4  first-e group Axes 69 Jobs in Dublin
Technology company first-e group Plc announced the loss of 69 jobs in Dublin on Friday in the latest sign of a trend toward lower investment in financial Internet ventures...
Yahoo

4  Compaq Recalls Battery Packs
Compaq Computer Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 55,000 battery packs used in its Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers, citing a possible fire hazard...
AP

4  Building a better search engine
Two companies' new engines offer user profiling, automated search advisors, performance monitoring and integration with business platforms...
ZDNet