(FindLaw) –Based on a treaty that went into effect in January, Europe is attempting to shut out racist and xenophobic “hate” Web sites. Meanwhile, a new contact network “operating round the clock and seven days a week,” is being set up to provide European police forces with immediate assistance with their investigations. From CNN
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Want to learn about hacktivism from a “heroin addict teaching Fuck the State”? East Van Rules! From The Independent
The best intelligence suggests that the next major military strike by the Bush administration, now drumming up support for an imminent war on Iraq, will draw in response an equally intense virtual assault. From last year, thanks to Widdershins. From the Village Voice
Experimental electromagnetic weaponry may soon see combat use. From the Economist. See also global security.org, which has a big section on HPM.
Many governments have come to see proprietary software as a threat to their democratic institutions and have started crafting legislation to meet the challenge. From the Globe and Mail
CDC system to monitor disease outbreaks in the United States, raises privacy concerns, from the NY Times
“After the police decided to share the fruits of their surveillance with another local department, someone leaked a printout to an activist for social justice, who made the documents public. The mayor started an investigation. People lined up to obtain their files. Among those the police spied on were nuns, advocates for American Indians and… Read more »