au: International task force cracks down on child pornography
Investigators of child pornography in Australia realised a long time ago that they were fighting a battle not limited to Australian shores. As part of the latest international effort to crack down on internet child pornography, the Innocent Images International Task Force is investigating child pornography and pursuing sexual predators in more than 40 countries.
uk: Massive rise in child porn sites
The number of websites found to be offering child pornography to UK internet users increased by 75 per cent last year amid fears of an explosion in illegal images generated overseas.
us: CDT Report Finds Changing Technology Makes Government Surveillance More Intrusive
Against the backdrop of debate over warrantless wiretaps and Administration calls to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, CDT today released a report about how privacy law has failed to keep pace with technology. The report, entitled “Digital Search & Seizure: Updating Privacy Protections to Keep Pace with Technology,” calls for an in-depth Congressional review of the ways digital technology makes government surveillance easier and more intrusive.
cn: China calls for Internet regulations to cut down on pornography and gambling
China’s Internet media and content providers have pledged to protect cyberspace from pornography, gambling and other “unhealthy content” through self-regulation and legal measures.
30 Million Blogs And Counting . . .
There’s been some recent chatter about whether we’re entering the twilight of the blogs, even though it feels like we’re only in the late morning. Noon, at the latest.
More than 100 arrested worldwide in child pornography sting
More than 100 people have been arrested in 19 countries in a Spanish-led crackdown on users of Internet pedophilia websites, Spain’s interior ministry said Friday.
uk: Internet registry in trouble over status
Nominet has come under fire from members of its own policy board following a decision to radically change its status.
uk: Nominet faces rebellion over rule changes
Nominet is facing a grassroots rebellion over proposed changes to company rules that will see it enter a more commercial phase.
China alters definition of cybersquatting
China will narrow the meaning of “cybersquatters” and will now only use the term to refer to those who register Internet domain names and sell them to rivals of a company that owns the rights to the name.
us: U.S. technology has been used to block, censor Net for years
Internet users in Yemen can’t get to beer.com because of technology from a couple of U.S. companies. Surely this is a human rights violation, keeping innocent civilians from a website devoted to beer and women. Why, the Yemeni Netizens — all 150,000 of them — are also blocked from getting to gayegypt.com. They’re denied spikybras.com! Which, by the way, ya gotta check out — it’s hilarious, and no more racy than an I Dream of Jeannie episode.