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HAZARDS OF THE DMCA (more)
March 27, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107-867708.html
One of the hazards of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, came home Thursday in a decision by the leading search engine, Google, to ban a site that's critical of the Church of Scientology. The net effect was that a search for the term Scientolo

SPAM: COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL (more)
March 27, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-865442.html
Spam is as old as the mainstream Internet itself, but its alarming rise is challenging companies more than ever.

ANTI-GRAVITY AROUND THE CORNER? (more)
March 27, 2002
Link http://64.55.181.130/news/geeknews/2002mar/gee20020326010907.htm
Energy is high at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, where after almost two years of waiting scientists are finally about to receive a working anti-gravity machine.

GOODBYE NAPSTER, HELLO MORPHEUS (more)
March 19, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107-861914.html
It's happening again. No sooner did the music industry effectively kill Napster than a dozen imitators started vying for its vacated throne. And now they're not swapping just music, but movies, software, and any other content that can be condensed down to

MS CLAIM TO 'WINDOWS' IN DOUBT (more)
March 19, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-862516.html
Microsoft suffered a minor legal setback Friday when a federal judge questioned the software giant's claim on the word "Windows."

BEWARE OF SECURITY UPDATES (more)
March 8, 2002
Link http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article/0,,10_986251,00.html
Security firms Wednesday warned that another virus began making its rounds on the Net this week, and this one is masquerading as a Microsoft security update. The virus, a mass-mailing worm variously dubbed I-Worm.Gibe, W32/Gibe@mm, WORM_GIBE.A, etc.,

MESSENGER GLITCHES (more)
February 27, 2002
Link http://www.eweek.com/article/0,3658,s=701&a=23103,00.asp
Dropped instant messaging connections, loss of voice-over IP capabilities, spotty delivery of .Net Alerts services—all are problems users are having with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Messenger real-time communications platform.

SURPRISE SETTLEMENT (more)
February 27, 2002
Link http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/patchsoft.shtml
In a surprise settlement today with nine U.S. states, Microsoft agreed to be split into two independent companies — one that will continue to make Microsoft operating systems, browsers, and server software, and another, potentially larger company that wil

CALIF. COURT SLAMS SPAMMERS (more)
February 21, 2002
Link http://www.internetnews.com/IAR/article/0,,12_949171,00.html
In a move that could drastically reduce the amount of spam in your e-mail inbox, a California Court of Appeal in San Francisco Wednesday ruled that so-called "spammers" must identify their pitches for things like "Herbal Viagra," and "Reducing Debt," as a

SPAM ATTACK CRIPPLES WORLDNET (more)
February 21, 2002
Link http://www.internetnews.com/isp-news/article/0,,8_976831,00.html
AT&T WorldNet's servers are in the middle of a spam attack right now that has essentially kept customers from sending and receiving emails since Monday morning.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ... (more)
February 13, 2002
Link http://www.luccaco.com/terra/terra.htm

AOL RATES UP FOR BYOA (more)
January 18, 2002
Link http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-817055.html?legacy=zdnn
America Online said Wednesday that it plans to raise the monthly subscription fee for people accessing its features using a different Internet service provider.

CD OR NOT? (more)
January 18, 2002
Link http://news.com.com/2100-1023-817937.html?legacy=cnet&tag=mn_hd
NEW YORK--As major record labels unveil a new breed of CDs designed to prevent Napster-style piracy, Dutch consumer electronics maker Philips, the co-creator of the CD, is refusing to play along.

E-MAIL GLUT (more)
January 5, 2002
Link http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20020104/3747243s.htm
Here's some advice from CEOs on coping with the glut of e-mail:

MICROSOFT TAKES UP ARMS (more)
January 5, 2002
Link http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20020104/3747683s.htm
Microsoft is escalating its war against Linux, the free operating system begun as a hobby of Internet dabblers but increasingly the darling of bankers, retailers and Hollywood special effects wizards.

2001: LEARNING THROUGH ADVERSITY (more)
December 31, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/comment/0,5859,2835136,00.html?chkpt=zdnn_nbs_hl
As years go, 2001 sucked. Having said so, trying to write something that puts the year into perspective seems rather pointless. Nothing can change what happened on Sept. 11, and for the rest of our lives--and those of our children and their children--we w

MORE IE FLAWS DETAILED (more)
December 18, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,76065,00.asp
An attacker can automatically store and execute a malicious program on a user's PC by exploiting a flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the software maker has warned in a security bulletin.

WHAT A TANGLED WEB (more)
December 18, 2001
Link http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/15295.html
You'd think that Sir Walter Scott's famous quotation, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive," would ring true for Microsoft. But apparently the company has not yet learned the art of coming clean.

BROADBAND CUSTOMERS CRY FOUL (more)
December 4, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,74004,00.asp
No Internet, no e-mail, and no answers. That's the state many AT&T Broadband users say they have found themselves in today after bankrupt Excite@Home pulled the plug on their Internet access this weekend.

GINGER REVEALED (more)
December 4, 2001
Link http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,186660,00.html
Here "it" is: the inside story of the secret invention that so many are buzzing about. Could this thing really change the world?

MORE GINGER DETAILS COMING (more)
November 30, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-8020427.html?tag=mn_hd
More details on Ginger, the alleged scooter at the center of controversy and wild speculation for close to a year, may emerge next week amid a flurry of patent applications from its inventor.

INTERNET CUTS INTO TV (more)
November 30, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svfront/009179.htm
A new survey suggests that the Internet is not cutting into the time people spend with their friends and families. Rather, it's cutting into their time for television.

CRITICS RIP SETTLEMENT OFFER (more)
November 28, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svtop/ms112801.htm
Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs on Tuesday criticized Microsoft's plan to give $1 billion in computers and software to schools to settle antitrust claims, saying it would give Microsoft an unfair advantage in the education market.

WORMS CONTINUE. WHY? (more)
November 28, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2827352,00.html
Within the last few weeks, several worms have taken advantage of a single vulnerability in Internet Explorer to assault computers worldwide. It's a vulnerability that allows the worm's code to execute automatically on some computers.

NEW MASS-MAILER WORM (more)
November 27, 2001
Link http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2001/1126antivirus.html?nw
Antivirus software vendors are issuing warnings about a new variant of a Windows-based mass-mailer worm first seen almost eight months ago, that can install a backdoor Trojan on the victim's computer to enable an attacker to take control of it.

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