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New Zealand

4  ADSL failures continue
Problems with Telecom's JetStream ADSL network seem to have spread from the new - and so far unsuccessfully installed - equipment to software in an existing switch...
IDG

4  Appliance seller goes e-tailing
Pacific Retail Group's new chief is leading the country's largest appliance seller on a fresh charge for the elusive e-tail dollar...
NZ Herald

4  Govt ignores Kiwi-made
The government has come under fire from a large New Zealand personal computer assembler for not buying Kiwi-made...
Stuff

Other

4  World (Wide Web) Awaits TLDs
The next generation of top level domains -- like dot-biz -- will be born on Thursday as the Internet's naming authority announces its much-awaited decisions...
Wired

4  RealNames Tries an End-Around
With the ICANN meetings as a backdrop, RealNames says it plans to challenge the way domains are named by opening up its system of using plain words to find websites...
Wired

4  Transmeta power savings not great enough, IBM says
IBM suspended its plans to come out with a notebook with a Crusoe processor from Transmeta because the chip didn't provide real gains in battery performance, an IBM executive said Wednesday...
CNet

4  APEC Pledges Net Access For All Of Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim leaders meeting in Brunei pledged initiatives Thursday to bring individual or community-based Internet access to all of Asia and Australia's urban, provincial, and rural areas by 2010...
TechWeb

4  Visa Threatens To Drop Insecure Websites
Visa is worried about the security of some sites offering e-commerce facilities and it has warned operators that if they don't shape up, they'll lose their merchant status...
7am.com

Australia

4  First Optus cable customers booted off
Sticking to its promise to ban bandwidth hogs from its service, Optus@Home has booted off the first batch of disobedient customers...
NewsWire

4  Solution 6 casts shadow over IT Capital
Australasian technology investment company IT Capital has surged to a $NZ4.8 million profit after the "unexpected" sale of its stake in ASP developer exo-net to Solution 6...
NewsWire

4  What's in a name? Too little, says panel
A shake-up of the rules governing how Internet names are handed out in Australia seems imminent following a report by a public panel describing the criteria now used as "completely unrealistic and rigid"...
Fairfax

4  Nokia phones don't detect radar, police say
The Victoria Police today scotched reports that Nokia mobile phones could be used to detect radar speed traps...
Fairfax

Other

4  Fake Israeli Army Web Site Goes on Offensive
It looks official, but the ``Israel Defense Force'' Web site on the Internet has the Israeli military up in arms...
Yahoo

4  Public Records on Web Questioned
As more individuals build their own Web sites, some privacy advocates now question requirements that the site owners disclose their personal contact information...
AP

4  Is tech-savvy worm dangerous?
One anti-virus firm warns of the advanced Hybris worm. Other experts say it's the software equivalent of an overweight platypus...
ZDNet

4  Experts: Chat rooms spawn child attacks
In Britain, where the debate is raging, psychologists say Internet chat rooms are helping pedophiles to lure their victims offline...
ZDNet