Support for government hacker. Supporters of the autistic British computer hacker Gary McKinnon are rallying support for the man who is fighting extradition to the US to face federal charges for penetrating dozens of government computers. — The Age

Celebrities’ private details invaded. The Guardian today reveals the identities of scores of public figures whose confidential details were extracted from supposedly secure databases by a network of private investigators working for news organisations. — The Guardian

Wikipedia a man’s game. Sorry, ladies, but when it comes to questionable online information, it looks like men have the upper hand. A new study breaks down Wikipedia users by gender — and, whether it’s reading or writing, this is one domain the dudes definitely dominate. — Network World

First cyber-bullying charge dismissed. A judge has finalised his decision to throw out convictions of a Missouri mother for her role in an internet hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor girl who committed suicide. — The Washington Post

Target behavioural ads. A powerful alliance of privacy and consumer groups have likened behavioural advertising to “being followed by an invisible stalker.” — BBC News

US mag sales fall. Magazine sales numbers are, for the most part, down again in the newest FAS-FAX report, which covers the first half of 2009. — Media Bistro

Google must change T&Cs. A German court has ruled that Google Inc must change terms of service that could be interpreted to compromise a user’s rights, a decision the consumer advocacy group that brought the suit welcomed Monday as a victory for online transparency. — Associated Press

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