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New Zealand

4  Tide of Web porn sweeps country
Customs officials are powerless to stop horrific electronic images - such as baby rapes and the sexual torture of children - being imported...
Stuff

4  Report takes stock of digital divide
A government report on the "digital divide" is heavy on "stocktaking" of what has been done so far in terms of policy. The moves towards policy, however, are preliminary...
NZ Herald

4  Telecom New Zealand's next generation internet infrastructure completed
Telecom New Zealand has implemented a Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network to support its fibre optic backbone...
Fairfax

Other

4  Hackers to release software to open net to China, Cuba and Iran
An international group of computer programmers plans to release software to bypass Internet restrictions imposed by countries such as China, Cuba and Iran, one of the programmers said yesterday...
AFP

4  Napster Hires Hatch Judiciary Committee Adviser
Gearing up for what is turning out to be a hot debate in Congress over copyrights in cyberspace, Napster Inc., maker of the wildly popular and controversial song-swap service, said on Thursday it hired a chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee to spearhead its strategy on legislative policy issues...
Yahoo

4  Magnetic Memory Could Herald 'Instant-On' PCs
International Business Machines Corp. is taking its latest research product out of the lab and onto the market with a new memory technology that, if successful, could change the industry...
TechWeb

4  Analyst trims forecast for Microsoft
Citing the "preponderance of evidence" of sluggish PC demand, Goldman Sachs reduced its sales and earnings targets for Microsoft on Thursday while maintaining a rating of "market outperform" on the stock...
CNet

4  Shoppers Seek Best of Both Worlds
This year, online shoppers aren't flocking to online-only stores -- consumers are opting instead to visit sites tied to brick-and-mortar retailers...
Wired

Australia

4  LibertyOne administrator appointed
LIBERTYONE has suspended trading of its shares and is expected to appoint a voluntary administrator, after Hong Kong-based white knight iReality pulled out of a $6 million rescue deal...
Australian IT

4  Internet fraudster hits Australia
Disguised as a representative of a well-known Internet Service Provider, a racketeer has allegedly ripped off over 100 customers, tricking them in to handing over cash for services which are normally free...
ZDNet

4  Macquarie Opens $35m Telco Hotel
Macquarie's $35m 'telcoms hotel' has opened in Sydney, marking the first step in the company's agenda to take advantage of one of the strongest growing demands in IT&T...
Australia.Internet.com

4  Bos' Tomorrow set for takeovers
TOMORROW Limited the internet investment company of Sausage Software founder Wayne Bos has snared two acquisitions in quick succession...
Australian IT

Other

4  Big Blue pulls off Linux coup
Is one IBM mainframe better than 70 Sun servers? Scandinavia's leading telecom and Internet provider thinks so...
ZDNet

4  Hospital hacked -- records stolen?
Kevin Poulson claims that private medical records were stolen from a major Seattle hospital. Hospital admits a break-in but disputes the theft...
ZDNet

4  The Domain that rocks: .mu
Can sex sell domain names? The entrepreneur behind the .cc domain is using bikinis, guitars, and race cars to sell .mu Web addresses...
ZDNet

4  New Technology Could Change Phones
Computer owners take it for granted that they don't have to buy a new machine each time they want to add or upgrade a program...
AP