ElusiveJoe writes: Google along with a group of DNS and content providers hope to alter the DNS protocol. Currently, a DNS request can be sent to a recursive DNS server, which would send out requests to other DNS servers from its own IP address, thus acting somewhat similar to a proxy server. The proposed modification would allow authoritative nameservers to expose your IP address (instead of an address of your ISP's DNS server, for example) in order to "load balance traffic and send users to a nearby server." Or it would allow any interested party to look at your DNS requests. Or it would send a user from Iran or Libya to a "domain name doesn't exist" server.
ElusiveJoe writes: The German Pirate Party plans to conduct a flashmob against new body scanners in airports. Following a Delta-Northwest incident, when a terrorist carried explosives on board of an aircraft, European airports plan to toughen security by introducing new body scanners. These scanners will allow airport security personnel to see through passengers' clothes. The Pirate Party claims that it is a severe violation of privacy, as these scanners will also reveal hidden body defects.