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Justice Dept. Lifts FBI Database Limits

The Justice Department lifted a requirement Monday that the FBI ensure the accuracy and timeliness of information about criminals and crime victims before adding it to the country’s most comprehensive law enforcement database. From The Washington Post

New ICANN head promises greater openness

Paul Twomey, the recently elected president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), believes the organisation’s next step is to look beyond OECD nations to accommodate the interests of the Internet community worldwide. From ZDnet

Backing, hisses for media consolidation

More than 250 people showed up for the Federal Communications Commission field hearing held on the University of Washington campus. Many people in the crowd were decidedly against media consolidation — some of them literally hissing whenever any large media conglomerate’s name was mentioned. From the Seattle Post Intelligencer

High-tech hobby falls under CSIS suspicion

Network mapping defined as threat to sensitive data Two Alberta men with a passion for locating and mapping wireless computer networks have come under the scrutiny of Canada’s spy agency. From The Ottawa Citizen

Europe threatens to invade ICANN (Register)

Taking ICANN out of the equation has been extensively discussed with global Internet bodies, Dr Black confirmed, by forming a distributed worldwide technical network. This would be “more tricky to manage” than the current system but preferable to the current system. From the Register

Center Publishes Secret Draft of Patriot II Legislation

The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information. From The Center for Public… Read more »

Germany: Court case threat to Free Speech

Index on Censorship reports that a “deliberately sarcastic reply” in a German web forum “flame war” nearly landed its author in jail. German authorities acquired details of the author’s “web use from his internet service provider and from Heise Online, host of the Telepolis website and its discussion forum, as is allowed under post 11… Read more »

Appropriate Punishment for Hackers (Slashdot YRO)

An intersting set of links and threads to a discussion on what should be the appropriate punishment for those caught cracking websites, etc. Some of the more severe possible consequences, if cyberterrorist categories are employed, would include indefinite detention without legal representation. From Slashdot