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Arrest at UK's spook station after NSA UN bugging claim

An employee at the UK's top secret listening post, GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has been arrested following the Observer newspaper's publication of what it claimed was a leaked 'dirty tricks' email from the US NSA last Sunday. Today's paper reports the arrest by Gloucestershire police of a 28 year old woman, and says that more arrests are expected.
John Lettice, 09 Mar 2003

MS shuts down site over XP P2P leak, but keeps on leaking

Microsoft's temporary closure of Neowin Neowin over a Windows XP Peer to Peer SDK leak has taken on an Alice in Wonderland quality. First, the hole the Microsoft take-down notice was intended to plug is still, as far as we can see, open, and second, one Andrew G Tereschenko has been emailing the world's press claiming responsibility.
John Lettice, 09 Mar 2003

The Swiss connection shines phone spotlight on US tourists

Today's mobile phone terror scare story has the virtue of being real, but unfortunately only sort of. An Associated Press item (free registration required) cites Swiss newspaper reports that 'anonymous' mobile phone cards have been linked by Swiss investigators to Al Qaeda.
John Lettice, 09 Mar 2003

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