Justice Department Reveals Social Security Numbers

A document on the Justice Department Executive Office for Immigration Review’s site listed the name and Social Security number of a woman involved in a 2003 immigration review case. Other searches of the site yielded more Social Security numbers and identifying information. From InformationWeek

Bush 'backed spying on Americans'

President Bush allowed security agents to eavesdrop on people inside the US without court approval after 9/11, the New York Times has reported.Under a 2002 presidential order, the National Security Agency has been monitoring international communications of hundreds in the US, the paper says. From BBC News

Beijing censors news of fatal protest

One week after the police violently suppressed a demonstration against the construction of a power plant in China, leaving as many as 20 people dead, an overwhelming majority of the Chinese public still knows nothing of the event. From sfgate.com

Kazakhs pull the plug on Borat's Web site

The authorities in Kazakhstan, angered by a British comedian’s satirical portrayal of a boorish, sexist and racist Kazakh television reporter, have pulled the plug on his alter ego’s Web site. From Yahoo News

Law On NGOs Reviewed

President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent State Duma deputies a list of proposals softening a bill that charities and pro-democracy groups had said would make it harder for them to operate in Russia. From The St. Petersburg Times

Tight Security As Anti-globalisation NGOs Gear Up For WTO Meet

Over 10,000 anti-globalisation NGOs and farmers organisations are gearing themselves to hold protest rallies to ensure that the Sixth WTO Ministerial meeting beginning here Tuesday in high security does not agree on any anti-development deal, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Monday. From Bernama.com

FBI Says Cyber-Terrorism Is Unlikely

Al-Qaida and other terror groups are more sophisticated in their use of computers but still are unable to mount crippling Internet-based attacks against U.S. power grids, airports and other targets, the FBI’s top cyber crime official said Wednesday. From WFMY News

eBay stops illegal sale of Excel flaw

Online auction house eBay has pulled an auction in which the highest bidder would have won information on how to exploit an alleged flaw in Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet application. From Pocket-lint

Latest Sober Worm to Spawn Nazi Hate E-Mails

New research into the cryptic computer code that spawned a recent global outbreak of the latest Sober worm variant indicates that the most prolific e-mail worm ever launched may be little more than a staging ground for an attempt to revive the Nazi party in Germany From WashingtonPost.com