(IDG) The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided $466 million in funding for a European version of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) called Galileo, a move that could eventually lead to development of dual-system GPS/Galileo receivers that have greater accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity than single-band GPS receivers, according to GPS experts.
(Reuters) U.S. software giant Microsoft will have a chance to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns at a hearing in Brussels on Dec. 20 and 21. see EU's Antitrust Chief Hints He Will Continue Case (Washington Post).
(Heise) Der US-Medienkonzern Liberty Media hat den geplanten Einstieg beim Pay-TV-Sender Premiere World der Kirch-Gruppe beim Bundeskartellamt angemeldet. Liberty hat -- unter dem Vorbehalt der Kartellbehörden -- bereits rund 60 Prozent des Kabelnetzes der Deutschen Telekom für 5,5 Milliarden Euro gekauft. Außerdem will der Konzern die TV-Kabel-Gesellschaften der Deutschen Bank übernehmen und so in den Besitz der Netzebene 4, des Teilnehmeranschlusses beim TV-Kabel, gelangen.
(FT) The Italian antitrust authority appears to be poised to block the merger between Italy's two loss-making pay-TV companies - Telepiu, owned by Vivendi Universal, the Paris-based media group, and Stream, co-owned by Telecom Italia and News Corporation. A decision to block the deal would be a big setback to Vivendi Universal's hopes to lift profitability at Canal Plus, its pay-TV unit. It could also force a clash between News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and Telecom Italia over the future of Stream, seen as the weaker of the two platforms.
(CNET News.com) Microsoft has cut a deal that would dismiss more than 100 pending private antitrust cases against the company. If approved by a federal judge in Baltimore, the agreement could help Microsoft increase its presence in schools, where rival Apple Computer is the market-share leader. Under proposed terms of the settlement, Microsoft would donate reconditioned computers, software, services and training valued at over $1 billion to 14 percent of the nation's poorest schools.
(BBC) Police in 14 countries across the world have carried out what has been described as the biggest ever operation to tackle child pornography. In Germany alone, 93 properties were searched and about 2,200 people are now under investigation for the possession and dissemination of pornography. The raids, which were co-ordinated by the German federal police, netted a mass of computer, video and documentary evidence. As well as Germany, police in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ireland the USA, Australia and Canada carried out raids. In addition, 23 countries took measures to secure information from internet providers as evidence. see also Weltweiter Schlag gegen Kinderpornografie im Internet (Heise)
(Heise) Während der Konferenz des European Forum on Cybercrime am 27. November wird das Thema "Aufbewahrung von Verbindungsdaten" im Zentrum stehen. Aufgefordert sind Experten, aber auch Bürgerrechtsorganisationen, Meinungen und Vorschläge einzureichen. Angestrebt wird offensichtlich eine Verlängerung der Speicherungspflicht.
(John Carr for ECPAT) Theme paper for the 2nd World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. The Congress will be held in Yokohama, Japan, from 17 to 20 December 2001.
(Reuters) A European convention will unite countries in the fight against computer criminals, who have moved on from "innocent" hacking to fraud, embezzlement and life-threatening felonies. Interior ministers and law enforcement officials from Europe, South Africa, Canada, the United States and Japan will sign the milestone cybercrime convention, which has taken four years to draft, in the Hungarian capital.
(European Commission) Plenary session, Brussels, 27 November 2001 Main topic: Retention of traffic data. On 27 November 2001, a plenary session will take place of the EU Forum on Cybercrime, organised by the European Commission. The meeting will take place from 9:30 to 17:30 h. in the Charlemagne Building, 170 rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels (Metro: Schuman). The European Commission services have written an informal discussion paper on the issue of traffic data retention, which gives a background introduction and lists questions that you may want to address in you written or oral contributions.
(Newsbytes) The European Union has working to fast-track a proposal that would harmonize definitions and penalties for a range computer crimes. The proposal - to be introduced at an EU Commission meeting in Brussels on Nov. 27 - would establish common definitions and criminal penalties among the 15 EU member states for cybercrimes such as unauthorized computer intrusion, denial-of-service attacks, and the dissemination of destructive computer viruses and worms. The proposal will dovetail with the planned Nov. 27 launch of another EU Commission effort dubbed the "E-Forum," an initiative designed to foster public-private sector cooperation in combating cyber crime.
(Reuters) Brazilian police have arrested a doctor in the act of publishing child pornography on the Internet and are investigating him for links to an international paedophile ring.
(News24) An astonishing chain of events has led to the discovery of the biggest collection of child pornography in the East Rand and the subsequent arrest of a 51-year-old East Rand hospital archive clerk who has been evading police for some time.
(BBC) A man accused of being a member of the world's biggest known internet paedophile ring has walked free from court on a technicality. see also Police raid caused porn case collapse by Alistair Bonnington, Professor of Glasgow University School of Law.
(AP) An Orange County Superior Court judge was arrested at his courthouse and charged in federal court with possessing child pornography. See also Republican activist sentenced for child porn (The Virginian-Pilot)
(Tenessean) A Seymour, Tenn., doctor was released on $50,000 bond after pleading innocent to a federal charge of downloading child pornography from the Internet.
(it.mycareer.au) When a Newcastle couple's phone bill jumped by hundreds of dollars they assumed Telstra had made a billing mistake; they had no idea that a piece of sneaky software was making furtive phone calls and secretly dialling a porn service. It's just one of many cases of Internet dumping brought to the Communications Law Centre's online practice OzNet Law, a Web site providing help with Internet-related legal problems
(Heise) Telefonsex-Gespräche über 0190er-Sondernummern müssen bezahlt werden, obwohl die entsprechenden Verträge zumindest nach der momentan gültigen Rechtsprechung sittenwidrig und nichtig sind.
(Heise) Der Euro kommt - und mit ihm die Angst vor Preiserhöhungen. Anfang Oktober hat die Verbraucher-Zentrale NRW eine Seite im Internet eingerichtet, auf der die Namen von Firmen veröffentlicht werden, die im Verdacht stehen, ihre Preise Euro-bedingt angehoben zu haben.
(libertes-immuables.net) Depuis le 11 septembre 2001 et les attentats anti-américains, la plupart des Etats renforcent leurs dispositifs sécuritaires. Si cette réaction est légitime, les atteintes aux libertés collectives et individuelles qu'elle engendre, ne le sont pas. C'est pour les répertorier et les dénoncer que la FIDH (Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'Homme), Human Rights Watch et Reporters sans frontières ont créé le site libertes-immuables.net.
(AP) Chinese authorities have shut down more than 17,000 Internet bars for failing to block Web sites considered subversive or pornographic, a state-run newspaper reported.
(Wired) A proposed New South Wales state law would make it illegal to upload online content unsuitable for minors without an adult verification system in place. Similar legislation also is pending in South Australia.
(vnunet) The final shutdown date for analogue TV services will be announced by the UK government next month. Its Digital Action Plan, published in October this year, set out a timetable for assessing the viability of switching off analogue services between 2006 and 2010, and the government will shortly confirm the date.
(FT) The UK government aims to abolish media ownership laws designed to rein in Rupert Murdoch, introducing instead a regulatory framework "which has nobody particular in mind", according to a senior official. As ministers prepare to launch the year-long consultation exercise on the future of cross-media ownership, the senior official said the government did not think it made sense to frame laws "around one man".
(Telepolis) Die Debatte um die Umsetzung der EU-Direktive zum Urheberrecht kommt in Fahrt - Teil 1. Bis Herbst 2002 muss die in diesem Frühjahr erlassene EU-Richtlinie zum Urheberrecht umgesetzt werden. Diese Änderung könnte - was noch wenig bekannt ist - erhebliche Auswirkungen unter anderem für Konsumenten, Journalisten, Wissenschaftler und Bibliotheken mit sich bringen.
(Duke Law School) November 9 - 11, 2001. Papers.
(CNET News.com) The National Music Publisher's Association (NMPA), which represents the owners of most songs published in the United States, has filed suit in Los Angeles federal court against the parent companies of file-swapping services MusicCity, Grokster and Kazaa.
(IDG) European Union lawmakers are expected to ignore a request by the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to revise a data protection law they are drafting in a way that would allow law enforcement officers greater access to information about telephone and Internet messages.
(CNET News.com) Online start-up SafeWeb has dismantled its free privacy service, which sheltered individuals' identities and movements as they scanned the Web. The company, which launched its free service last year, said the high cost of bandwidth and a lack of ad-related profits contributed to the closure.
(IRIS) À la veille de la deuxième lecture par le Parlement européen de la Directive européenne sur la protection des données personnelles dans les communications électroniques, l'association IRIS (Imaginons un réseau Internet solidaire) dénonce les menaces convergentes exercées contre un principe européen bien établi : l'interdiction de toute surveillance systématique des communications, notamment par la rétention des données de communication.
(Heise) Bundesinnenminister Otto Schily bekam heute neuen Lesestoff zum Thema Datenschutz: Drei Gutachter, darunter auch der Berliner Datenschutzbeauftragte Hansjürgen Garstka, überreichten dem Ministerium eine 300-seitige Expertise zur Modernisierung des Datenschutzrechts in Deutschland. Den Auftrag zum Gutachten hatte Schilys Behörde selbst erteilt.
(BBC) The European Parliament is taking action against cookies, the small text files that many websites use to monitor internet traffic. Euro-MPs have voted to accept an amendment to a draft privacy bill that would block the placing of cookies on users' computers without their permission. see also EU votes to restrict cookies (Yahoo UK) and Euro Parliament Advances Data Privacy Legislation (Newsbytes).
(Newsbytes) An analysis done by the Health Privacy Project concludes that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) creates a false sense of security for consumers who take to the Net in search of health information. The rules cover only Web sites of health care providers, insurers that offer medical coverage, or clearinghouses that process claims. see Pew Internet Project report.
(Newsbytes) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says in its E-Commerce and Development Report 2001 report that information and communications technology (ICT) - much of it Internet-based - will continue to improve productivity in countries which take advantage of it.
(IDG) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved seven new top-level domains (TLD) to compete with the original TLDs. But the organization, which follows a Star Trek-like "prime directive" of ensuring the stability of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS), has no plans to go beyond that.
(vnunet) Security experts and root server administrators have defended the security and stability of the internet's root DNS servers following this month's Icann meeting. Industry has become increasingly concerned about the amount of damage a hacker could do by targeting the Icann root servers. But Lars-Johan Liman, operations manager of a European root server in Sweden, said that the physical security of the root servers was not really an issue.
(Heise) In einer mit Spannung erwarteten Entscheidung hat der 1. Zivilsenat des Bundesgerichtshofs (BGH) im Streitfall "Shell gegen Shell" dem deutschen Zweig des Ölkonzerns Shell die stärkeren Rechte an der Domain "shell.de" gegenüber Dr. Andreas Shell, dem derzeitigen Domaininhaber, zugesprochen. Ein Anspruch darauf, die fragliche Domain übertragen zu bekommen, steht der Deutschen Shell GmbH jedoch nicht zu - so die Bundesrichter. Dr. Shell muss sie nur freigeben, woraufhin die Vergabestelle DENIC sie von neuem vergeben kann.
(BBC) France is about to launch an electronic government initiative that will give every citizen a personal internet portal allowing them to pay taxes online, register a child for a state school, or be reminded that their regulatory car inspection is due in a month's time. The move aims to streamline the country's notoriously bureaucratic civil service. The new system is titled mon.service-public.fr.
(Heise) Justizministerin Herta Däubler-Gmelin (SPD) hat die neu gestaltete Website des Bundesjustizministeriums vorgestellt. Der neue Internet-Auftritt soll Bürgerinnen und Bürgern des Landes den Zugang zu Informationen über Gesetzestexte und Rechtspolitik erleichtern
(Press Release) eSchola 2002, an online festival of eLearning taking place from 8 April to 9 May 2002, was officially launched at the Salon de l'Education in Paris, France. It is organised in collaboration between European Schoolnet and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture.
(IDG) Pope John Paul II is preparing to publish an official document over the Internet for the first time, underlining the Catholic Church's commitment to modern forms of social communication. See also Pope Apologizes to Victims of Sex Abuse by Clergy (Reuters).
(Newsbytes) The online economy is far from finished, despite the serious economic downturn in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., according to Erkki Liikanen speaking at the European-American Business Council meeting in Washington. Despite traumatic changes of the last few months, he said the new economy is far from becoming history. Liikanen
(CNET News.com) The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the telecommunications industry to make changes in their state-of-the-art networks to make it easier for the agency to conduct surveillance, according to a report. The FBI hopes to gain the same access to voice communications that it has gained with e-mail through use of its controversial Carnivore snooping technology.
(AP) The recently approved antiterrorism law could be used to prosecute foreign hackers, a move critics say could make the United States the world's Internet policeman. A prosecution can occur if any part of a crime takes place within U.S. borders. A large part of the Internet's communications traffic goes through the United States, even in messages that travel from one foreign country to another.
(transfert) Comment résoudre les conflits transnationaux ? La question était posée lors du colloque international sur le droit et Internet qui s'est tenu les 19 et 20 novembre à Paris
(Richard Clayton) Judge & Jury? how "Notice and Take Down" gives ISPs an unwanted role in applying the Law to the internet.
(Silicon) Even the most popular website is a liability if it breaks the law. So here are the top 10 legal tips, as described by Nigel Miller, a partner with law firm Fox Williams.
(vnunet) UK companies are concerned about higher internet access costs and the erosion of consumer privacy following new government proposals for data traffic laws, and warn that e-commerce could suffer. The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, published last Wednesday, would allow law enforcement agencies to compel internet service providers (ISPs) to retain traffic data.
(Heise) Im Anschluss an eine Anhörung von 90 nordrhein-westfälischen Internet-Providern forderte Düsseldorfs Regierungspräsident Jürgen Büssow eine bundeseinheitliche Einrichtung zur Kontrolle des Internet. Die Teilnehmer der Anhörung einigten sich schließlich darauf, einen Arbeitskreis aus Zugangsanbietern, Experten vom Bundesamtes für Sicherheits- und Informationstechnik und Vertretern der Bezirksregierung einzurichten. Dieser Arbeitskreis soll in etwa drei Wochen tagen und technische Lösungen zum Sperren von Websites vorschlagen. siehe auch Provider halten Sperrung von Websites für unwirksam und unzumutbar, Webwasher hilft NRW bei Internet-Sperren Erste Sperrung von Websites in NRW (Heise) , NRW: Weitere Sperrungen von Internetseiten,
Isis nimmt Sperrung von Internet-Seiten zurück, SPD-Sprecher: Düsseldorfer Bezirksregierung betreibt "Schaumschlägerei", Provider sperrt nun doch.
(BBC) The Portadown News, an acclaimed comedy website which ridicules Northern Ireland politics has had the plug pulled on it by Freeserve. Its appeal for many is in an uncompromising "plague on both your houses" approach to the politics of Northern Ireland. It emerged that someone had complained to Freeserve about the site, and the company had then judged that it broke their terms of service because it was "abusive", "racist", and was likely to cause "offence and anxiety".
(Silicon) Website FriendsReunited.co.uk, which became an overnight success on launch earlier this year, has been forced to suspend its message board after it emerged some former pupils have been using the site to post libellous comments about their ex-teachers.
(Washington Post) Yahoo's message boards are erupting with the kind of free-flowing, impassioned discussions the Internet's creators always dreamed of, with postings about practically every aspect of the hunt for terrorists, the capture of Kabul and mysterious plane crashes. But what's also revealing is what is being deleted.
(Libération) Le site néonazi Front 14 a disparu. Les problèmes juridiques demeurent. Le portail fédérant le «meilleur de la haine en ligne» (qualité autoproclamée, mais pas usurpée pour ce site rassemblant plusieurs centaines de pages extrémistes, racistes et néo-nazis du monde entier) est inaccessible depuis au moins deux semaines. Suite, probablement, à une attaque de hackers.
(AP) Nearly a dozen software companies, most of them American, are competing for a contract to help Saudi Arabia block access to Web sites the Saudi government deems inappropriate for that nation's half- million Internet users.
(Heise) Mit einem neuen von der Telekom entwickelten Sicherheitssystem sollen bayerische Schüler vor jugendgefährdenden Inhalten im Internet geschützt werden. Die Technik soll problematische Inhalte ausfiltern und zugleich auch Hackerangriffe auf die Computer in den Schulen abwehren.
(Net Family Newsletter) Europe clearly has the will to protect its online kids, witness the European Commission's Safer Internet Action Plan and the way it has channeled funding into research, online-safety measures, coordination, and public awareness. "The first people to really recognize the issue [in Europe] were the European Commission," Nigel Williams told us.
(FT) IBM announced a large research initiative on privacy and security and the formation of an advisory body.
(Newsbytes) A pair of high-ranking Bush administration officials today visited the Herndon, Va., offices of VeriSign to assess the security precautions being taken by the company that controls the technology at the heart of the Internet's global addressing system.
(Newsbytes) The House of Representatives passed a spending bill that contains funding for a raft of cyber-security and online crime-fighting initiatives. The House voted 411-15 to approve the Commerce-Justice-State (CJS) appropriations bill, a 2002 spending package that includes funding for programs to fight cyber-crime, child pornography, and intellectual property theft. The package also includes money for technology research programs.
(FT) Incumbent telecommunications companies across the European Union are failing to allow new entrants fair access to vital infrastructure linking customers to long-distance data networks, the European Commission was told. In an open letter to Mario Monti, EU competition commissioner, and Erkki Liikanen, telecoms commissioner, executives from a number of companies and federations, including WorldCom, KPNQwest and Energis, urged the Commission to take "swift action" to ensure laws were obeyed and that access regulations were harmonised throughout the EU.
(vnunet) Telecoms regulator Oftel has imposed a regime of fines on BT for each day it restricts rival operators access to its exchanges. It hopes that hitting BT in the pocket will speed up the unbundling of the local loop - the last mile of copper or fibre lines between home and telephone exchange. see Oftel sets BT's service level agreements for LLU operators (Press Release).
(FT) The Federal Communications Commission has reached an agreement in the long-running legal battle over valuable spectrum licences. The deal is still at risk of falling apart, however, if Congress does not pass legislation by the end of the year that ratifies the settlement. see Chairman Powell's Statement on Conclusion of Discussions on Nextwave Licenses (FCC).
(BBC) Emergency plans to give police, customs and other agencies extra powers to tackle the terrorism threat have been published by the government. The proposals include allowing some foreign-born terrorist suspects to be detained without trial in a move described by civil rights group Liberty as "a fundamental violation of the rule of law". And telecommunications companies would be able to keep data on phone calls, faxes and e-mails - but not their contents - for national security reasons. see also10 Downing Street Press Release, Home Office Press Release and Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill.
(European Commission) Study of issues of universal service in telecommunications for 13 countries negotiating accession to the European Union: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. PDF format: Main Report (891kb); Executive Summary (125kb); Country Reports (2121kb); Annexes (2309kb).
(Guardian) The BBC is calling a summit meeting for TV equipment manufacturers in an attempt to thrash out a workable framework for introducing cheap adapters to upgrade TVs to digital.
(BBC) House by house, the dream of UK homes with broadband internet connections is becoming a reality.
(BBC) Sony and AOL Time Warner are to join forces on a deal to provide online entertainment via home networks, using games consoles, TVs and hi-fi stereos. The project is aimed at developing simpler ways of linking everyday electronic items to networks that are "always on". Sony and AOL Time Warner will create a platform to allow users to access the same content from their TV, mobile phone or games console, for example.
(BBC) Japan's leading mobile phone company, NTT DoCoMo, will launch a content service for its third generation (3G) mobile phones in Japan. The "i-motion" video-clip distribution service will deliver short news items or music files to mobile phones.
(Washington Post) Long considered an expensive, bulky alternative to land-based wireless service, satellite phones are enjoying something of a renaissance since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and amid the war that followed.
(New York Times) The search-engine service provider Fast Search and Transfer has added constantly updated news stories to the results provided by its flagship site, Alltheweb.com. Fast retrieves and indexes reports from 3,000 news sources several times each hour and groups the most recent relevant news results at the top of the matches it lists for a search query.
(Newsbytes) Internet search and portal giant Yahoo has decided to accept payment from advertisers for placement in its search results. The move comes through a partnership with search site Overture.
(Newsbytes) Many dialup and broadband Internet users in the U.K. were hit badly by a major failure of British Telecom's Colossus IP backbone, and some users had to wait until much later in the day to see their service restored.
(Wired) If you subscribe to any of Ziff Davis' computer magazines, you may want to double-check your credit card bill next month. Ziff Davis Media, which publishes such popular tech titles such as Yahoo Internet Life and PC Magazine, accidentally posted the personal information of about 12,500 magazine subscribers on its website.
(MSNBC) Starting this month, Logan International Airport will try out two facial recognition systems designed to boost security after two hijacked planes originating at the airport changed the course of history.
(Newsbytes) Internet servers operated by the Consumer Project on Technology (CPT), an organization created by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, suffered two security breaches this month.
(MSNBC) The FBI is developing software capable of inserting a computer virus onto a suspect’s machine and obtaining encryption keys, a source familiar with the project told MSNBC.com. The software, known as Magic Lantern, enables agents to read data that had been scrambled, a tactic often employed by criminals to hide information and evade law enforcement. see also FBI snoop tool old hat for hackers (CNET News.com ).
(Wired) The deadly attacks of September 11 also prompted the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to toss out its customary agenda and replace it with a three-day special meeting on how to guard the Net's most vulnerable portions from terrorist attacks.
(BBC) Music makers are stepping up attempts to stamp out piracy with the public release of CDs that cannot be played on computers. Natalie Imbruglia's latest album is the first to go on general release with a copy-protection system built in. But see BMG to replace anti-rip Natalie Imbruglia CDs (The Register).
(MSNBC) Law enforcement officials are investigating a security breach at the Playboy.com Web site that allowed a computer hacker to steal customers’ credit card numbers.
(vnunet) Security experts have warned that PIN codes and card details held by cash machines may be at risk from unscrupulous bank employees. The warning comes after research by two Cambridge University students proved that IBM's 4758 cryptographic co-processor, as used in many high street banking systems, could be hacked. See also PIN code cracking claims questioned (vnunet).
(Newsbytes) Internet research firm NetValue has published figures that fly in the face of reports earlier this week that Internet usage in the U.K. has hit a plateau. The monthly figures released by NetValue show that there were 15 million Internet users in the U.K. at the end of September - a 53 percent increase over last year.
(Newsbytes) 40 percent of Internet surfers report accidentally hitting pornography sites while surfing the Net, a survey just published says. The survey of 7,000 people, carried out for the second issue of "Computing Which" magazine from the Consumers Association, found the accidental site hits were made worse when parents were surfing with their kids.
(Newsbytes) For the first time in the history of the World Wide Web, native English speakers are no longer the dominant demographic group on the Internet, thanks to a surge of more than 100 million new Internet users in 2001.
(Newsbytes) Seventy-one percent of adult Europeans may have a mobile phone, but third-generation (3G) carriers face an uphill task persuading existing users to move up to their service, a new report says.
(NUA) A new poll of technology executives conducted by Computer Sciences Corporation shows that many large corporates are still vulnerable to cyber attacks.
(BESA) Information and Communication Technology in UK State Schools 2001. One million computers in schools but is everybody headed for an online future? The latest research from the British Educational Suppliers Association suggests that while the teaching profession is taking on board the £1.8 billion government revolution in ICT, it is still struggling to give pupils access to an online future.
(Newsbytes) The Internet population's growth has reached a plateau for the first time since the Net explosion started in 1994, according to a new Harris Poll. Harris Interactive indicates that roughly 65 percent of U.S. adults use the Internet at home, at work or from other locations. That is only slightly higher than the number of U.S. adults online 12 months ago, the data indicates.
(Newsbytes) After years of consumer enthusiasm for the latest in mobile phone technology, the number of units shipped went down 9 percent in the past year, Gartner Dataquest said.
(Jupiter MMXI) The online friend finding service friendsreunited.co.uk has rocketed into the top 20 most visited websites in the UK according to the latest research from Jupiter MMXI. The site has grown in popularity since it first appeared on the monthly Jupiter MMXI report in June 2001, when it had 191,000 Unique Visitors. Its incredible growth in only five months illustrates how successful word of mouth recommendations can be in attracting people to websites.
(Newsbytes) Responding to a deepening legal dispute over a parody of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Web site, a loose-knit band of Internet activists has created software that will purportedly allow technically savvy users to spoof virtually any Web site in a matter of minutes.
(Libération) Jean-Jacques Gomez, 55 ans, juge. Ce Français qui légifère sur le Net fait trembler une Toile rétive aux réglementations.
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