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DHS "master key" rumors persist

Federal Computer Week has a full report on rumors originating at last month’s ICANN meeting in Lisbon that the Department of Homeland Security plans to ask Verisign to give it access to the so-called master keys of the Internet in order to allow authorities to better track suspected online terrorist activity.

Meanwhile, coverage and comment about the new Utah law designed to curb online keyword advertising continues.  The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Google and the state government are on a “collision course,” with Google threatening court action to have the new law declared unconstitutional.

The European Commission announced yesterday that just one year after it was first introduced the new .eu domain has become the seventh most popular, with 2.5 million registrations.