au: International task force cracks down on child pornography

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.
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1579107.htm

us: CDT Report Finds Changing Technology Makes Government Surveillance More Intrusive

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.
http://www.cdt.org/publications/policyposts/2006/4#1

us: U.S. technology has been used to block, censor Net for years

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.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kevinmaney/2006-02-21-net-censor_x.htm