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VERISIGN BACKS DOWN (more)
June 21, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-937985.html
VeriSign has agreed to stop sending false notices that tell customers of rival registrars their domain names will soon expire.

SPAMMER SUES ANTI-SPAMMER (more)
June 7, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-928673.html
An alleged Australian spammer is suing an anti-spam advocate after being blacklisted by a spam prevention Web site, in what is believed to be a first of its kind case worldwide and one that could end up “bigger than Ben Hur,” according to a source close t

GETTING DEFENSIVE (more)
May 23, 2002
Link http://dc.internet.com/news/article/0,1934,2101_1143661,00.html
According to a report in The Washington Post, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is "aggressively" trying to convince the Pentagon to abandon its use of freely distributed software, claiming open source software threatens Department of Defense security.

BANNED AT CAMBRIDGE (more)
May 23, 2002
Link http://64.55.181.130/news/geeknews/2002may/gee20020523011853.htm
Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express have been banned from Cambridge University's Newnham College (in the U.K.) due to the amount of viruses the college has received.

SPAM CANNED? (more)
May 21, 2002
Link http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/176656.html
Consumers would gain more power to keep junk e-mail out of their inboxes under legislation approved by a U.S. Senate committee today.

'COPY-PROOF' CDS CRACKED (more)
May 21, 2002
Link http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020520/tc_nm/media_cd_piracy_dc_1
Technology buffs have cracked music publishing giant Sony Music's elaborate disc copy-protection technology with a decidedly low-tech method: scribbling around the rim of a disk with a felt-tip marker.

VIRUS HOAX - 'JDBGMGR.EXE' (more)
May 16, 2002
Link http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/176442.html
A virus warning is making the rounds urging people to search for a purported virus on their hard drives - a file named JDBGMGR.EXE. Chances are, they will find it, because the "warning" is a hoax.

DUMPING WINDOWS? (more)
May 9, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107-892850.html
Whenever I hear Microsoft execs--meaning Bill and Steve--say they'd take Windows off the market if the Nine States prevail in the antitrust case, I want to throw all my support behind the states.

MICROSOFT CONVICTED (more)
May 9, 2002
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,99104,00.asp
While Microsoft cracks down on software pirates the world over, the software giant itself was quietly convicted of piracy charges in France last fall--and the case, while supposedly under appeal, may cost the company some business.

COMPUTER VIRUS OF THE FUTURE (more)
May 6, 2002
Link http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=75&ncid=738&e=8&u=/nf/20020506/tc_nf/17590
The Klez.H virus is wending its way across the Internet at breakneck speed, infecting computers via e-mail attachments and exploiting Microsoft Outlook Express vulnerabilities and network-shared drives. But according to researchers, this outbreak only vag

KLEZ WORM RISES TO TOP (more)
May 6, 2002
Link http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/17523.html
Climbing the charts like a catchy tune, the Klez.H computer virus is using multiple vectors to spread and now sits atop the threat lists of many security companies. The virus accounts for the highest rate of infection reports ever at antivirus giant Syman

SUN OFFERS FREE STAROFFICE (more)
May 1, 2002
Link http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/02/05/01/020501hnopenoffice.xml
A FREE VERSION of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice business productivity suite is now available for download from OpenOffice.org, an open-source developer community sponsored by Sun.

CELEBS COULD NAB YOUR URL (more)
May 1, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-896948.html
If you own a Web address that contains your name, a more famous person or company may be able to snatch it from you, especially if you sell something on the pages.

BANKS GO LINUX (more)
April 23, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-887961.html
New Zealand's TSB Bank will join a growing number of companies that are moving to Linux. The bank was not immediately available for comment, but if European examples are anything to go by, then software licensing and hardware upgrade costs are likely to f

TURNING RED OVER KLEZ (more)
April 22, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-887354.html
The latest variant of the Klez worm sometimes chooses to hitch a ride on sensitive documents, resulting in victims' confidential information spreading with the malicious program, Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs said Friday.

RISING TIDE OF JUNK (more)
April 22, 2002
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/3108519.htm
Susan Guberman-Garcia dreads retrieving her e-mail. Every day, she wades through unsolicited messages pitching online gambling, get-rich schemes and sex sites.

PLOTTING A NET TAKEOVER? (more)
April 16, 2002
Link http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2861123,00.html
IBM and Microsoft have been quietly busy behind the scenes for the last two years building a toll booth that could position the two companies to collect royalties on most if not all Internet traffic.

CHILLING EFFECTS (more)
April 16, 2002
Link http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article/0,,3_1009321,00.html
Google has made public the letter it received from lawyers demanding removal of Scientology related content from its search engine, complete with a list of allegedly infringing URLs.

BANNED SOFTWARE (more)
April 16, 2002
Link http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,5106373,00.html
In its antitrust settlement with the Justice Department and nine states, Microsoft promised to publish technology that would allow competing products to interoperate with Windows. But Microsoft has sidestepped the penalty by crafting a technology license

LINDOWS, NEW SNEAK PREVIEW (more)
April 12, 2002
Link http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=73&ncid=738&e=7&u=/zd/20020412/tc_zd/5106087
Lindows.com this week released a second "Sneak Preview" of its Linux (news - web sites)-based operating system, adding features for streamlining the process for installing new software and for viewing and printing non-Linux file formats.

TIME WARNER: BANDWIDTH HOGS, PAY UP! (more)
April 12, 2002
Link http://www.nwfusion.com/net.worker/news/2002/0408networker.html
The all-you-can-eat bandwidth buffet that cable modem users enjoy may soon come to an end.

OUTAGE ENDS AT ANTI-UNIX SITE (more)
April 5, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-876244.html
An anti-Unix Web site sponsored by Microsoft and Unisys is live again after a lengthy outage that brought glee to Unix and Linux programmers.

ANTI-UNIX CAMPAIGN FALTERS (more)
April 1, 2002
Link http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/02/04/01/020401hnunixcamp.xml
An advertising campaign funded by Unisys and Microsoft aimed at converting Unix users to their high-end server products hit a sour note Monday.

NET RADIO DISTRESS (more)
April 1, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-873039.html
From his garage in the shadow of California's Sierra Nevada mountains, Bill Goldsmith mixes an eclectic stream of music for about 70,000 people a month--at least for now.

"EGAN'S" LAW PASSED (more)
April 1, 2002
Link http://www.satirewire.com/news/march02/egan.shtml
Under a new law designed to protect minors, local police departments will now be required to inform residents any time a known Roman Catholic church moves into their neighborhood.

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