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New Zealand

4  Fishhooks seen in hacking law
Lawyers and internet users are detecting ever more problems with the proposed "anti-hacking law"...
IDG

4  Swain lays plans for 2001 e-commerce strategy
A sweeping e-commerce survey of business, regional roadshows and partnerships with private companies for rural bandwidth pilots are on the agenda next year, says Commerce Minister Paul Swain...
Stuff

4  Minister champions R&D
Surging demand for private sector research and development grants has convinced Science Minister Pete Hodgson that the Government should re-enter the venture capital market with its first big investment since the late 1980s. Just back from...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Spying on Amazon
Securities analysts have been known to go to great lengths to obtain any information that could give them superior insight into a company's financial results....
CNNfn

4  Verizon battles backlog of spam
The communications giant works to clear a backlog of millions of junk messages that slowed email for as many as 200,000 of its Internet customers on the East Coast...
CNet

4  Digital TV Ready To Switch On E-Commerce
The long-held promise of digital television may become a reality in the next 12 to 18 months, profoundly affecting service providers of all stripes, according to a report from the Hong Kong...
TechWeb

4  Doctor awarded $675,000 in Net libel case
A former doctor at Emory University School of Medicine has won what may be the first libel verdict based on an anonymous Internet message...
CNet

4  Webcasters Get Copyright Relief
Webcasters got some help from the federal government on Friday, as the copyright office issues two rulings meant to level the playing field with terrestrial radio stations...
Wired

Australia

4  Melbourne IT urges flexibility for domain name registrations
eCommerce and domain name supplier Melbourne IT Ltd today urged industry regulator auDA to remove a number of restrictions impeding Australia's namespace and impinging on e-business' bottom line...
Fairfax

4  Web site brings drugs in from the cold
Federal police have decided to turn a blind eye, while drug educators are wary about the accuracy of information posted on a youth-orientated drug Web site...
ZDNet

4  Defence Benefits from Wearable Computers
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will undergo a "high-tech revolution and create Australia’s first cyber soldiers", it was revealed this week...
Australia.Internet.com

4  Wishlist: the devil is in the e-tail
ONE of the last remaining e-tailers, Wishlist, is fighting for survival as the worst Christmas shopping period in years threatens to further sap its dwindling supplies of cash...
Australian IT

Other

4  Bugtraq swats Microsoft
The popular Net security mailing list bans Microsoft postings after Redmond strips down its advisories. But a compromise may be in the works...
ZDNet

4  Schwab Admits Has 'Small' Web Security Hole
Charles Schwab Corp. confirmed on Friday its market-leading Web brokerage was vulnerable to a common security flaw that could allow a hacker to hijack subscribers' stock trading accounts, but said the risk was small and no user accounts had been accessed...
Yahoo

4  Is the B2B boom going bust?
Once touted as the Net's next wave, online business exchanges have fallen short of expectations. For some, B2B now means 'back to basics.' ...
ZDNet

4  U.S. Could Face 'Pearl Harbor' in Cyberspace
The United States is vulnerable to sneak attacks in cyberspace that could amount to a ``digital Pearl Harbor,'' a top government official warned...
Yahoo