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New Zealand

4  All govt staff to get secure email
The secure email phase of the government's internal Secure Electronic Environment will go first to Treasury, the State Services Commission and the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet...
IDG

4  Government should take broadband initiative if Telecom won't
Broadband services are crucial to New Zealand's e-economy and if Telecom won't play ball the Government could consider becoming an infrastructure provider...
Stuff

4  Hacking law has insider flaw
The proposed law against computer hacking, scheduled to be referred last week to a parliamentary select committee, leaves hackers within an organisation untouched...
IDG

Other

4  Anti-spam Organization Hit With Restraining Order
MAPS, the organization which maintains an anti-spam blacklist used by thousands of ISPs across the globe is reeling from the effects of a restraining order granted against it by the advertising company 24/7 Media...
7am.com

4  Pay-to-surf site cuts 35 percent of work force
AllAdvantage lays off nearly 150 employees, adding to the 160 workers who were let go earlier this year...
CNet

4  Pentium 4 computers arrive Monday
Nearly all the major PC manufacturers will release the first desktops built around the Pentium 4, a new microprocessor from Intel that will form the bedrock of the company's business for the next few years...
CNet

4  FTC warns e-tailers
Seeking to head off another holiday season of disappointments over gifts ordered online not arriving on time, the Federal Trade Commission Friday warned more than 100 e-tailers about making delivery promises they cannot fulfill...
CNNfn

4  Do We Really Need New Domains?
While dot-com businesses continue to drop like flies, Internet regulators agree on a list of new top-level domains. Registrars -- who stand to profit handsomely from new dot-suffixes -- say worldwide demand necessitates additional domains...
Wired

Australia

4  States, Territories adopt digital certificates
Government will adopt Gatekeeper security technology to verify electronic transactions in their jurisdiction...
NewsWire

4  Spike Hong Kong founders quit
SPIKE CyberWorks continues to lose senior staff, with the co-founders of its Hong Kong office the latest in a string of rapid departures from the embattled internet company...
Australian IT

4  Another dot.com bites the dust
STAFF at Wheretotoday.com could be left without wages for the past five weeks, after the Melbourne-based internet directory company went into voluntary administration this week...
Australian IT

4  Howard supports commitment to Internet access by 2010
Prime Minister John Howard has thrown his support behind an APEC commitment to give computer and Internet access to everyone in the region by 2010...
Fairfax

Other

4  More Domain Names, More Cyber-Squatting
The seven new domain names approved this week will increase e-commerce competition on the ever-growing Internet -- and expand territory for cyber-squatters...
TechWeb

4  Coming Soon: Special Purpose Domain Names
Web site addresses won't be just for Web sites anymore, if some petitioners at this week's annual meeting of the Internet's global naming authority have their way...
Yahoo

4  Papers Contradict FBI on Carnivore
The FBI says its e-mail surveillance tool known as Carnivore is used only for narrow purposes, but recent tests show it could capture all communications that go through an Internet service, according to bureau documents...
AP

4  MP3.com has music titans fuming
Universal's $53.4 million settlement with the online music site has four recording industry giants bent out of shape and threatening legal action...
ZDNet