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Cat Stevens midair terror incident spurs tougher measures

On Tuesday (21 Sept, an American Airlines flight from London to Washington was diverted to Bangor, Maine, following a terror scare. Alarmingly, it was only after the plane was aloft that authorities discovered singer Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam - who wrote such violent anthems as "Wild World," "Peace Train" and "Morning Has Broken" - to be among the passengers.
Thomas C Greene, 26 Sep 2004

Feds invite comment on VoIP wiretaps

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday (23 Sept.) launched a public comment period on its plan to compel Internet broadband and VoIP providers to open their networks up to easy surveillance by law enforcement agencies.
Kevin Poulsen, 26 Sep 2004

Ireland soothes South Pacific over rogue dialler crackdown

Ireland has moved to reassure South-Pacific states that legitimate calls to these destinations will not be affected by proposed measures against auto-dialler programmes.
ElectricNews.net, 26 Sep 2004

BAA accused in net 'dirty tricks' campaign

AnalysisAn attempt to take over the domain gatwick.com has sparked accusations of a dirty tricks campaign, bias at the very heart of the internet and a call for urgent reform of the international rules for domain disputes.
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Sep 2004

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