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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.
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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.
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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.
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BAA accused in net 'dirty tricks' campaign

Analysis An 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.