[LINK] Internet crime stories
Thu, 22 Nov 2001 21:35:32 +1100 (EST)
Cyber-crime treaty may save lives, money
A European convention to be signed on Friday aims to unite countries
in the fight against computer criminals who have moved on from
"innocent" hacking to fraud, embezzlement and life-threatening
The internet's new cop: America
THE United States has appointed itself the world's internet
policeman, giving its Justice Department the power to prosecute
foreign hackers even if they are not attacking American computers.
To get safer, get smarter
Use the net to clamp down on crime, says Dave Birch
The internet has been getting some bad publicity recently because of
its presumed role in helping terrorists perpetrate the September 11
atrocities. In addition to using the internet to communicate, the
shadowy network of terrorists supposedly hid encoded information in
image and music files. The message is that the internet is complicit
in the planning and execution of evil crimes. The implication is that
the internet itself is evil - even more than mobile phones, which the
terrorists almost certainly also used.
China shuts down 17,000 Web cafes
Authorities in mainland China have shut down more than 17,000
Internet cafes for failing to block Web sites considered subversive
or pornographic, a state-run newspaper reported.
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