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US: House OKs Bells Web Access Bill
by D. Ian HopperAssociated Press
February 27th, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The House passed sweeping legislation Wednesday to let four Bell telephone giants sell Internet access nationwide and to relieve them of state and federal regulation.

US: Williams Co. Spinoff May Seek Bankruptcy
by Kenneth N. GilpinNew York Times
February 26th, 2002
The Williams Communications Group, the troubled provider of broadband network services, said yesterday that it was looking to restructure its debt obligations and that it might seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from its creditors.

US: Microsoft's Lobbying Efforts Eclipse Enron
by Matt LoneyZDNet (UK)
February 12th, 2002
Microsoft's budget for political lobbying exceeded that of Enron, the judge residing over the antitrust case has heard. The software giant's budget for its Political Action Committee (PAC) increased from about $16,000 in 1995 to $1.6 million in 2000, according to Edward Roeder, a self-styled expert on efforts to influence the U.S. government, and founder of Sunshine Press Services, a news agency devoted to investigating money in politics.

US: Bush Sr.'s Ties to Global Crossing
by David LazarusSan Francisco Chronicle
February 11th, 2002
President Bush had good reason to take an interest in Enron's demise. Aside from his close personal ties to the Houston energy giant, nearly three dozen of his senior appointees owned Enron shares upon arriving at the White House last year.

BRAZIL: Recife -- the New Silicon Valley
by Paulo RebloWired.com
January 18th, 2002
Recife, in Northeastern Brazil, is being given a technology makeover to make it a sort of Brazilian Silicon Valley surrounded by the sea. Its goal is to lure both international and Brazilian IT companies and startups to this digital port.

WORLD: Digital Divide is Racism's New Frontier
by Robin ChandlerThe Guardian (UK)
January 17th, 2002
The internet is slow to recognise its responsibilities as an ethical player. If we have racism, a digital divide is its new colonial frontier. Passions surrounding the access and control of IT worldwide have triggered a cultural revolution.

US: FBI Software Records Each Keystroke
by Bob PortSeattle Times
December 18th, 2001
The FBI is planning to give away computer software. All you have to do to get some is make the bureau think you're involved in crime.

US: Software Firms Say FBI Eavesdropping Unacceptable
Reuters
December 11th, 2001
Antivirus software vendors said Monday they don't want to create a loophole in their security products to let the FBI or other government agencies use a virus to eavesdrop on the computer communications of suspected criminals.

US: Department of Justice is Already Monitoring Cable Modems
by Declan McCullagh and Ben PolenWired.com
November 28th, 2001
The Department of Justice already is using its new anti-terrorism powers to monitor cable modem users without obtaining a judge's permission first.

US: Microsoft and Justice Department Near Deal
by Joseph MennNew York Times
November 1st, 2001
The Justice Department has reached a tentative settlement to end its 3-year-old antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. and is trying to persuade the 18 states that joined the case to agree to the same terms, people briefed on the talks said late Wednesday.

Canada: Nortel Helps Build China's Surveillance Technology
The Register
October 22nd, 2001
Human rights activists have launched an attack on Nortel Networks, accusing it of contributing to human rights violations in China by helping the country overhaul its ageing surveillance technologies.

US: Feds Push Internet Surveillance
by Declan McCullaghWired
September 12th, 2001
Federal police are reportedly increasing Internet surveillance after Tuesday's deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

EU: Secret Spy Network Formed to Track Protestors
by Stephen CastleThe Independent (UK)
August 20th, 2001
European leaders have ordered police and intelligence agencies to co-ordinate their efforts to identify and track the anti-capitalist demonstrators whose violent protests at recent international summits culminated in the shooting dead by police of a young protester at the Genoa G8 meeting last month.

NETHERLANDS: Global Treaty a Threat to the Net?
by Lisa M. BowmanZDNN
July 22nd, 2001
International policy-makers this week ended a round of talks aimed at setting common rules affecting online trade and commerce, but they made little progress in bridging divisions that threaten to delay the pact.

US: Media Giants Lobbying to Privatize Airwaves
by Jeremy RifkinThe Guardian (London)
April 28th, 2001
Imagine a world in which a handful of global media conglomerates like Vivendi, Sony, BskyB, Disney, and News Corporation own literally all the airwaves all over the planet and trade them back and forth as 'private electronic real estate'. A strategy is beginning to unfold in Washington DC to make that happen.

INDIA: Most Literate State Plans IT Revolution
by R. L. BinduInter Press Service
April 23rd, 2001
Realising that the state is lagging behind other provinces in India's great information technology (IT) race, the rulers of Kerala have shed off ideological opposition to high technology.

ARGENTINA: Poor Left Out of Internet Craze
by Chris MossNew Internationalist
April 1st, 2001
Arriving in Buenos Aires from the pampa hinterland is like playing a simulation game called First World. The concentration of capital, concrete and a third of the Argentine population is dizzying for anyone approaching from the small farming towns of the province or from the far-flung villages of empty Patagonia and the northern altiplano.

UK: How the Market Made Us Stupid
by Will HuttonThe Observer (London)
March 18th, 2001
Four trillion dollars is a lot of money. It is the entire annual output of Britain and France put together. It is also the amount American investors in high-tech shares have lost over the past 12 months -- and that's before their losses in the rest of the stock market.

US: It's Not Easy Being Green
by Katharine MieszkowskiSalon.com
December 7th, 2000
The truth is, even policymakers, social scientists, environmentalists and engineers don't really know for sure. Researchers are only now beginning to study what e-commerce means for the Earth.

US: Amazon.com Fights Union Activity
by Steven GreenhouseNew York Times
November 29th, 2000
Amazon.com has come out swinging in its fight to stop a new unionization drive, telling employees that unions are a greedy, for-profit business and advising managers on ways to detect when a group of workers is trying to back a union.

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