[LINK] Western Australia - Court sends message to junk
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 07:57:51 +1000
The Australian IT section has some good stuff today, too.
>Biometric checks must improve
>OCTOBER 15, 2002
>THE accuracy of biometric systems needs to improve if widespread
>acceptance is to be achieved, the Biometrics Institute Conference has been
>ANZ Bank fraud risk head Lawrence Cox said a 1.6 per cent false acceptance
>rate "on 80 million cheques issued across Australia in 2001 would mean
>more than one million cheques being issued and accepted falsely".
>"In 2001, we identified that 12,500 cheques had been falsely issued, so
>there's a big difference there," he said. "How much is that in dollar terms?
also commentary on Balmer's visit, Telstra's attempt to get industry
funding for broadband developments, TIO looking at capping broadband
throughput, and e-voting.
Caution: it's another one of those sluggish websites. hit and miss response.
At 07:15 AM 15/10/02 +1000, you wrote:
>"Front page" on the Age online:
>Court sends message to junk e-mail company
>October 15 2002
>By Tom Wald
>A Western Australian court has thrown out a civil case in which a direct
>marketing company wanted to sue a Perth man for complaining about its
>unsolicited bulk e-mails, or "spam".
>The company, t3-direct, had claimed it had lost $43,000 in business after
>Perth electronics repairer Joe McNicol blew the whistle on the company in
>a bid to stop receiving its junk e-mails.
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