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ICANN announced Sunday that it welcomes “community input on the development of Transparency and Accountability Management Operating Principles.”  ICANN is continuing to work with One World Trust to achieve transparency accountability.

The Times Online reports on ‘Black Hats’: internet criminals who divert internet searches to links for unrelated products which they have a commercial interest in.  With each successful diversion, they are paid a fee.  This practice has forced Google to reconfigure its search ranking system with more frequency in an attempt to outsmart the ‘Black Hats’.

The Washington Post reports that universities’ database security is at risk from frequent instances of computer hacking.  After UCLA discovered a hacker had been active in its database for over a year, it discontinued the use of Social Security numbers as a means of identifying students in the system, a practice common at many universities.