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Anti-terrorism strategies for the Internet

FindLaw‘s ANITA RAMASASTRY analyzes the legal implications of U.S. “anti-terrorism strategies for the Internet” including the Nation Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the Total Information Awareness project.

Monitoring Weapons in Space (Globe and Mail)

From the Globe and Mail The federal government has asked the Canadian Space Agency to find ways of monitoring outer space for illegal military weapons, documents show. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade made the request as part of a planning study conducted for the space agency last summer.

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Washington Post: Security, Telecom Top Tech Policy Agenda for 2003

Senators and representatives will return to Washington charged with overseeing a newly created homeland security department — an agency designed to protect the nation’s physical and digital resources. How to balance high-tech surveillance with privacy protections for ordinary citizens likely will be the hot-button tech issue of 2003. From the Washington Post

Washington Post: FCC Preparing to Overhaul Telecom, Media Rules

Over the next few months, a single federal agency will begin to fundamentally alter the nation’s communications and mass-media landscape, rewriting a broad swath of rules that affect the choices consumers have for getting online and the variety of television and radio programming they watch and hear. From The Washington Post

NY TIMES Government Openness at Issues as Bush Holds Onto Records

Filed under “law”, but could just as well go under “censorship.” Since 9/11, states have retreated on openness and transparency, particularly with regard to government documents and reports. Entire websites have disappeared under the guise of national security. From the New York Times