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New Zealand

4  MP3.net.nz, Telecom in "strategic partnership"
The New Zealand music e-commerce site mp3.net.nz has announced that Telecom has taken a 5% stake in its business and will soon allow customers to have purchases charged to their Telecom bills...
IDG

4  NZ first to get global mobile system
New Zealander's widespread use of mobile phones and the internet have prompted British-based Vodafone to pick the country as the launch pad for its Vizzavi global mobile information link...
NZ Herald

4  Zivo NZ to soldier on
Despite its Australian parent's collapse into receivership, Zivo New Zealand will continue trading "on a day to day basis", says general manager Gavin Thwaites...
IDG NZ

Other

4  FTC Shuts Down Fake ID Site
The federal agency wins an injunction to close a site that provided templates for creating counterfeit driver's licenses...
Wired

4  Google product tracker could raise privacy concerns
Google's new toolbar extension may give Web surfers the feeling they're being watched...
CNet

4  Pundits: Wireless Web Is Major Privacy Threat
Over next five years, wireless data use will grow more than electronic commerce did in its first five years...
TechWeb

4  Company: Extortion try exposes credit card numbers
Creditcards.com says it was the victim of an extortion attempt by a man accused of hacking into its site and exposing more than 55,000 credit card numbers...
CNet

4  Will the Real Y2K Stand Up?
Now that the real millennium is approaching, aren't you just dying to know what the geek purists are doing for New Year's?...
Wired

Australia

4  Lights out: Australia's first cyber casino extinguished
Australia's first cyber casino - AusVegas - will turn out the lights within days following the Federal Government's move to curb the online gambling industry. Is the writing on the wall for others?...
ZDNet

4  Motorola invests $50m in WA centre
MOTOROLA has agreed to $50 million in Perth to set up an advanced software engineering centre...
Australian IT

4  Digital TV to make deadline
THE first equipment allowing television viewers to tune into digital television would start trickling into shops by the end of the month, free-to-air networks promised today...
Australian IT

Other

4  IBM to spend $1B on Linux
IBM on Tuesday said it is building the world's largest Linux-based supercomputer for petroleum manufacturer Royal Dutch/Shell and pledged to invest nearly $1 billion in Linux efforts next year...
CNNfn

4  Spammer May Face Seven Years Jail
The anti-spam community is jubilant that 46-year-old Jason Garon of Mission Viejo, Fla. has admitted charges of second-degree forgery related to his relaying bulk email through the servers of an innocent third party...
7am.com

4  PlayStation 2 frenzy spawns Web scams
The scarcity of Sony's new gaming console has led to site crashes and scam artists promising, but not delivering, the goods...
ZDNet

4  Cache attack: Timing is everything
Princeton researchers discover a subtle new way to determine what sites a user has recently visited. Is there no privacy?...
ZDNet

4  Briton Acquitted of Web Murder Plot
A computer expert who admitted setting up two Web sites offering $108,000 to kill his American e-mail friend and her husband was acquitted Tuesday of trying to arrange her murder...
Yahoo/AP