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Tuesday, September 19, 2000

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  • A Corporate Invitation to Hack

    Last week on the back page of the Financial Times I noticed an article which had an intriguing headline, "Hackers offered $10,000 bait to crack digital music code." It went on to say that a recently formed group of corporations pursuing "global security standards" for digital music was enlisting the help of its arch enemy–hackers–to test different proposals for watermarking or securing music files.

  • Targeting Tots–the Most Loyal Consumers

    In part two of our look at the commercialization of education, today we look at the basic question of whether it’s ethical to target children in advertising.

  • Student Activists Abducted in Aceh, Indonesia

    Word just in from Indonesia, two student leaders have just been abducted from Banda Aceh. Muzakir and Mohamed Saleh of Sira were reportedly seized from a car repair shop by seven men in plain clothes armed with pistols and long rifles. They were taken away in two jeeps. With Defense Secretary William Cohen currently in Indonesia, solidarity groups are urging people to call the State Department to demand that the Indonesian government locate and release the abducted activists immediately.