FBI denies racism in Web host raid An 80-strong U.S. terrorism task
force raided the Texas-based host of Arabic Web sites, including that of
the Arab world's leading independent news channel, prompting charges
Thursday of an "anti- Muslim witch hunt." But the FBI, which took part
in the raid Wednesday at privately held InfoCom in the Dallas suburb of
Richardson, denied any anti-Arab bias and said it was executing an
unspecified federal search warrant.
All-but-secret battle rages over fate of airwaves Forget Star Wars, the
moniker for missile defense, which looms ahead as one of the classic
Washington battles, pitting skeptical Democrats in Congress against a
determined president and his Republican congressional leaders. It has
already received tons of ink and airtime. There is another battle ahead
that has been virtually ignored in newspapers and on the airwaves that
will dwarf Star Wars. Call it "Spectrum Wars."
Security workers: Copyright law stifles Two well-known computer security
experts pulled down their works from the Internet this week for fear of
being prosecuted under 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Along
with the threatened lawsuit of Princeton computer-science professor
Edward Felten, and the arrest of Russian encryption expert Dmitry
Sklyarov, the incidents are the latest to point at what is quickly
becoming a touchy environment for security experts.
Security Expert's DMCA Protest Rallies Supporters