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UK Police ask for tough new powers

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PM told of need for three-month detention of suspects and crackdown on websites, computers, and encryption keys.

Bush creates new post to fight global piracy

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President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year.

Mobile networks bear blast calls

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Mobile phone networks are bearing the weight of calls once more as news of four blasts across London spreads.

Spam King goes legit

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He's been called the King of Spam, sued by Eliot Spitzer, forced into bankruptcy by Microsoft, and even soundly satirized by Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, but now Scott Richter says he has gone legit, and expects others will follow.

Our Linux Values

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So Linux is making its mark around the globe. But is it really making a difference? Well, Microsoft has had to offer a stripped-down, lower-priced version of Windows to compete with Linux. Many governments are putting Linux (and open-source software in general) on their short list for IT acquisitions. And Linux is being customized for local needs by local companies, giving them a stake in the IT business.

But there's something more going on...

ID card back on AU agenda

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Prime Minister John Howard has put national identity cards back on the agenda in the wake of the London bombings and a damning report on immigration department blunders.

Sun: Make education open-source

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The Santa Clara, California-based company wants everyone to get involved in creating online educational materials so that it can be made available for free to schools from any part of the world to use in any way they see fit.

Cybercrooks lure citizens into international crime

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To Karl, a 38-year-old former cabdriver hoping for a career in real estate sales, the help-wanted ad radiated hope. What he did not expect was to become a "mule".

Police Still Using Matrix-Type Database

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When the federal government in April stopped funding a database that lets police quickly see public records and commercially collected information on Americans, privacy advocates celebrated what they saw as a victory against overzealousness in the fight against terrorism.

Globalization's Next Victim: US

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Production, wealth, power, services and technology are slip-sliding away to the East

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