(Libération) Le CSA a tranché. Il y aura 33 chaînes de télévision numérique terrestre, dont 16 gratuites et plusieurs musicales. Le voilà enfin le PAF de demain, dévoilé par le Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) au bout de quatre mois de réflexion : 33 chaînes, dont 16 gratuites et plusieurs chantantes. Sur les cinq chaînes non payantes annoncées, les 11 autres sont des reprises des chaînes existantes et deux et demi sont en effet consacrées à la musique : M6 Music, iMCM et NRJ TV (dont la musique représente 50 % du temps de diffusion).
(Washington Post) President Bush called for an increase in federal funding and new legislation to combat online predators who stalk children in cyberspace in hopes of sexually molesting them. Bush listened to experts speak at the White House about child pornography and its spread on the Internet. He proposed increases in spending to combat child molesters who find their victims online and urged the Senate to join the House in passing legislation overturning a Supreme Court decision that struck down a ban of computer simulations of child pornography. see also US - Increasing Online Safety for America's Children (Press Release) and Remarks by the President.
(Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement) Tagung der "Interpol Spezialistengruppe Verbrechen gegen Kinder" 22. Oktober 2002, in Thun.
(Reuters) An international conference of police and criminologists aims to fight the rising tide of Web-based child pornography Police and criminologists from 34 countries have begun a three-day meeting in Switzerland aimed at combating crime against children, especially pornography on the Internet.
(Libertad Digital) Comienza en Thoune (Suiza) un congreso de la Interpol destinado a fomentar el intercambio de informaciones relativas a la lucha contra la pornografía infantil en Internet. El encuentro dura tres días y participan unos cien especialistas de diversos países.
(Delitos informáticos) Ha sido desmantelada, por la la Guardia Civil, una red internacional que distribuía desde España fotografías de menores de 13 años practicando diversos actos sexuales, en la operación denominada "Mackxer".
(El País) España se ha convertido en el mejor escondite ciberespacial europeo para las bandas de pedófilos que se mueven por la Red. Así lo revela un reciente informe de la Asociación Contra la Pornografía Infantil (ACPI), una ONG que se ha ganado el reconocimiento de la Brigada de Delitos Tecnológicos de la Policía y de la Unidad de Delitos Telemáticos de la Guardia Civil y que es la pionera en España en la lucha contra la pedofilia. ver tambien ABC.
(EUR-Lex) 2002/584/JHA. Offences which give rise to surrender pursuant to a European arrest warrant include sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, computer-related crime, racism and xenophobia.
(EUR-Lex) Council Decision of 22 July 2002. 2002/630/JHA Official Journal L 203 , 01/08/2002 P. 5 - 8. Programme runs for the period 2003 to 2007 with a budget of EUR 65 million.
(Observer) Hundreds of child welfare professionals, including police officers, care workers and teachers, have been identified as 'extremely high-risk' paedophiles by an investigation into internet porn. The discovery came after US authorities passed on more than 7,000 names of UK subscribers to an American-based child porn website. When police examined a sample of the most dedicated users, they discovered that many worked with children.
(Reuters) Legislation to ban tobacco advertising in Britain cleared its last parliamentary hurdle and is set to become law. The House of Commons passed the bill, which has been crawling through parliament for more than a year, late in the evening after an amendment was voted down. The bill now goes for Royal assent before becoming law. The legislation will ban press, billboard and internet advertising of tobacco products and will prohibit the promotion of smoking through free distribution of tobacco products, coupons and mailshots.
(BBC) Two companies have been heavily fined and reported to police for promoting pornographic material involving children on the internet. Premium rate service regulator ICSTIS has barred two online sexual entertainment service providers, Spanish-based Greenock and German-based Premium Call GmbH. ICSTIS (Indepedent Committee for the Supervision of Telephone Information Services) imposed fines of £75,000 and £50,000 respectively and reported the cases to the British National Hi-Tech Crime Unit. Both companies used promotional material which repeatedly referred to sexual acts involving children. The software used to access the websites at a premium rate of £1.50 per minute downloaded automatically without users' knowledge. It was deliberately designed to mislead users into running up huge phone bills.
(El País) El 12 de octubre de 2002 entra en vigor la Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información y de Comercio Electrónico (LSSICE), un texto legal preparado por el ejecutivo de José María Aznar para "generar la confianza necesaria" en el empleo de los nuevos medios telemáticos. La LSSICE es la transposición a la legislación española de una directiva europea, la 2000/31/CE, sobre comercio electrónico y afecta a todos los sitios de Internet que ejercen algún tipo de actividad económica desde el territorio español.
(News.com) A report that will be released this week by the hard-working policy mavens at the Cato Institute, called "Birth of the Digital New Deal," contains the first comprehensive survey of the fast-growing area of technology pork.
(FIPR) Statement of the European Data Protection Commissioners at the International Conference in Cardiff (9-11 September 2002) on mandatory systematic retention of telecommunication traffic data. PDF. see also Danish Presidency's questionnaire on traffic data retention (Consilium) and EU Member States' answers to the questionnaire (Unofficial publication of a room document).
(Guardian) "Spam" emails, as they are called, have reached such a high level that researchers at IT business research firm Gartner revealed that their clients are reporting that between a third and a half of emails are spam. They calculate that spam traffic increased five-fold in 2001. The EU's data protection directive will tighten rules, ensuring that a company sending out mass emails must prove the recipient has given "explicit" permission to "opt-in" to receive offers before they are sent, and all messages must clearly state who they are from and allow a person to reply directly so they can be removed from the list.
(ZDNet News) The Direct Marketing Association said that unsolicited e-mail has become so noxious that a federal anti-spam law is finally necessary. Until now, the DMA has opposed the majority of anti-spam bills in Congress or offered only lukewarm support. But the ever-rising tide of junk e-mail has made the influential trade association rethink its stand. The DMA told the Senate Commerce committee in April 2001 that a law governing spam might not be objectionable if it overruled about 20 state laws currently on the books and prohibited only "the practice of sending fraudulent electronic mail messages" with forged headers. Now the association says it will lobby for legislation that has both of those requirements and also provides a way for recipients to remove themselves from future mailings. But a federal requirement that consumers "opt in" instead of "opt out" of bulk e-mail is unacceptable. "
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer) A prolific e-mailer was ordered yesterday to pay more than $98,000 for flooding computers several years ago with dubious offers to make money through the Internet. A Washington State judge found that Jason Heckel of Salem, Ore., violated the state's law against sending misleading and unsolicited commercial e-mail that could not be traced. The judge fined the 28-year-old Heckel the maximum penalty, $2,000, for one violation of the rule. The rest of the penalty is for state's attorneys' fees and court costs. The total is $98,197.74.
(Droit et Nouvelles Technologies) Auteur: Thibault Verbiest. Si un contrat est conclu via l'internet ou un autre réseau entre des personnes établies dans des Etats différents, et qu'un litige survient entre elles, la partie qui entend engager des poursuites judiciaires devra en premier lieu identifier le tribunal compétent pour connaître de l'affaire, et ensuite la loi qui régira le litige.
(Heise) Die Berliner Polizei erweist sich nicht nur als humorlos, sondern auch als recht hartnäckig: Nachdem sie über die Androhung der Website-Sperrung bei der so genannten Antifaschistischen Aktion Berlin (AAB) erwirkt hatte, dass ein Plakat der Gruppe nicht mehr im Internet veröffentlicht wird, wiederholte sie diese Prozedur jetzt gegenüber den Betreibern von Linkeseite.de und anderer Mirror-Sites.
(Guardian) Internet service providers have told the Home Office that they will not voluntarily stockpile the personal records of their customers for long periods so that they can be accessed by police or intelligence officers. There is concern among web companies over the privacy and cost implications of retaining subscriber information.
(Heise) Es vibriert. Es ist nah am Körper. Es kann die Stimme des Partners übertragen. Klarer Fall, im Vergleich zum schnöden Computer ist das Mobiltelefon einfach die intimere Maschine. Jetzt bemühen sich einigen Firmen, daraus Kapital zu schlagen - und bescheren uns damit interessante Ausblicke auf das zukünftige Liebesleben der mobilen Gesellschaft.
(News 24) Ninety-six right-wing deputies in France have signed an anti-porn bill, saying that such a move is necessary to bring France into line with a European directive meant to protect children from harmful television programming. In a letter to France's CSA broadcasting regulator the EU Culture and Education Commissioner Viviane Reding said that she believed France was already fulfilling its responsibilities under the Television Without Borders legislation protecting minors. She said the French parliament was free to come up with tougher measures if it wanted, but noted that the EU directive was intended to implement a more general code of conduct that a crackdown on pornography specifically.
(Australian IT) Australia laws covering race hate on the internet need to be more coherent, according to our human rights watchdog. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission said there were inconsistencies between the content classification regime, which governs the internet in Australia, and the racial discrimination act. The commission hosted a symposium on cyber racism with representatives from government regulatory bodies, the IT industry, legal experts, and community groups.
(Tagesspiegel) Immer mehr deutsche Neonazis profitieren im Internet davon, das in den USA Meinungsdelikte nicht verfolgt werden
(Harvard Law School) by Jonathan Zittrain and Benjamin Edelman - Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The authors are currently seeking to document differences between results generated at google.com and those at google.fr and google.de, Google's counterparts intended for French and German audiences. They have found some 113 sites excluded, in whole or in part, from the French google.fr and German google.de. Many such sites seem to offer Neo-Nazi, white supremacy, or other content objectionable or illegal in France and Germany.
(AP) America Online is launching a new Internet-safety campaign for kids built around an automated instant-messaging "buddy" that dispenses advice in real time.
(Globe and Mail) The Girl Guides of Canada and the Media Awareness Network have launched You Go Girl In Technology, a new national Internet literacy project aimed at helping Canadian girls learn to be safe, wise and responsible Internet users.
(Economist) Digital security, once the province of geeks, is now everyone's concern. But there is much more to the problem - or the solution - than mere technology.
(Heise) Der Medienkonzern Bertelsmann zieht einen Schlussstrich unter sein Engagement im Internet-Buchhandel: Zum Jahresende wird die deutsche BOL-Gesellschaft, in der das Gütersloher Unternehmen sein Buch- und Musikclubgeschäft mit dem Online-Handel zusammengefasst und unter der Marke BOL Bücher, CDs und Spiele über das Internet verkauft hatte, endgültig aufgelöst.
(Network World Fusion) Computer science researchers are predicting new types of dangerous worms that would be able to infect Web servers, browsers and other software so quickly that the working Internet itself could be taken over in a matter of minutes. Though still in the realm of theory, the killer worms described in a research paper entitled How to Own the Internet in Your Spare Time are triggering some skepticism but the idea of them is seldom dismissed as outlandish science fiction.
(Wired) An unusually powerful electronic attack briefly crippled nine of the 13 root servers that manage global Internet traffic this week. But most Internet users didn't notice because the attack only lasted one hour. See also Attack on heart of Internet fails to bring it down (CNN) The attempt to bring down the heart of the Internet this week sounded ominous. But experts say the attack was neither the most efficient nor likely way to inflict pain on the average Web surfer.
(Japan Times) People in the 15 to 29 age bracket are the most likely members of Japanese society to use Internet dating sites and to view child pornography, according to the results of a Cabinet Office survey. Easy mobile phone access and the guarantee of user anonymity have combined to make Internet dating sites popular in Japan. But Net-related crimes have also spiraled, with some users -- especially women -- subjected to rape, extortion, robbery and even murder.
(NUA) A new Oftel study indicates that one-third of dial-up Internet users in the UK are interested in upgrading to broadband services.
(RightsWatch) The Second RightsWatch Forum will be held on 12 November 2002 at the Dorint Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, B-1000 Brussels. RightsWatch is a research project aiming at developing consensus and promoting awareness of self-regulatory notice and takedown (NTD) procedures for Europe, as a tool to achieve prompt removal of copyright-infringing material from the Internet. The project is funded under the European Commission's Information Society Technology ("IST") programme. Online registration.
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