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'Jam Echelon Day' called a success

'Jam Echelon Day' called a success

An international day of protest designed to jam the US-led communications spy system Echelon was a "rousing" success according to its organizers, who claim that the cyber-demonstration helped to raise public awareness about the surveillance system. Jam Echelon Day took place on October 21, and encouraged members of the Internet community to send out as many e-mail messages as possible, containing so-called trigger words that the Echelon system is believed to pick up on.

October 24, 2001 by in EU

Domain 'fire sale'--breaking rules?

Domain 'fire sale'--breaking rules?

The Internet entrepreneur who hoped to make a quick buck from a "fire sale" of more than 300 domain names is in danger of breaking new European regulations relating to the sale of geographical domain names. Greg McLamore, who founded the dot-com incubator WebMagic, is to auction 333 domain names online over the next three months.

July 26, 2001 by in EU

EU raids mobile phone companies

EU raids mobile phone companies

The European Union has raided all nine British and German mobile phone companies as part of the Union-wide investigation into price fixing, according to Competition Commissioner Mario Monti in Brussels. The raids took place on Wednesday morning, and are concerned with roaming charges between mobile networks in the two countries.

July 10, 2001 by in EU