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MESSAGE BOARD SCREENING (more)
November 18, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svfront/censor111801.htm
Critics say double standard exists in favor of harsh, anti-Arab messages

MACHO TEEN AIBO ROBOT (more)
November 8, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011107/tc/tech_sony_aibo_dc_1.html
Only time will tell if he's truly bad to the bone.

SONY BARKS OVER FREEWARE (more)
November 8, 2001
Link http://www.nando.net/technology/story/165935p-1586953c.html
Many owners of the world's most sophisticated robot pet, the Aibo, are upset at Sony Corp. over its demand that a Web site stop distributing free software that teaches the cuddly machine new tricks.

MICROSOFT'S WALLET SHUT DOWN (more)
November 5, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-7764433.html
Software flaws in the security of Microsoft's Passport authentication system left consumers' financial data wide open, causing the software giant to remove a key service from the Internet to protect people from having their data stolen, a company represen

ALICE'S WONDERLAND (more)
November 5, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2822358,00.html
I've spent the weekend reading the proposed settlement between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. I've also talked to a few lawyers, some news colleagues, and people in the industry. They've led me to one conclusion: Nobody is precisely sure wh

"LINDOWS" CONUNDRUM (more)
November 1, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/comment/0,5859,2820858,00.html
The Lindows concept was dreamed up by MP3.com entrepreneur Michael Robertson, and is encountering skepticism. Nobody is taking it too seriously except me.

"LINUX SAVED US MILLIONS" (more)
November 1, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0%2C4586%2C5098989%2C00.html
Online retailer Amazon.com shaved millions of dollars from its technology costs last quarter by switching to the Linux operating system, a disclosure that could provide some guidance for other companies seeking to cut expenses in a stagnant economy.

XP TO OPEN FEW NEW WINDOWS (more)
October 29, 2001
Link http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-000084879oct25.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dtechnology
Despite Windows XP's promises of improved stability and a generally more useful interface, not even Madonna can make it the right choice for many computer users.

SPAMMERS GO TO TRIAL (more)
October 29, 2001
Link http://www.nando.net/technology/story/160252p-1520303c.html
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined without comment to hear a case involving Washington state's tough law against deceptive junk e-mail, commonly called spam.

FBI MAY RE-ROUTE THE INTERNET (more)
October 29, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001oct/gee20011029008553.htm
According to a Washington, D.C. attorney, Stewart Baker, the Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to go far beyond the controversial Carnivore e-mail sniffer. It intends to change the architecture of the Internet so it can more easily monitor e-mail.

XP HITS THE STREET (more)
October 26, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svfront/xp102601.htm
NEW YORK -- Microsoft pulled out all the stops Thursday: a white-robed gospel choir sang ``God Bless America'' in front of the Windows blue-sky banner.

MICROSOFT ON A MISSION (more)
October 26, 2001
Link http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/1025/p11s1-stct.html
So this is the day that Bill Gates, along with many Microsoft fans (and stockholders), has been eagerly awaiting. Today, Oct. 25, Microsoft officially offers copies of its new operating system, Windows XP, Home and Professional Editions, at stores around

LINDOWS UNITES LINUX AND WINDOWS (more)
October 25, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5098693,00.html?chkpt=zdnnp1tp02
Lindows.com, a company committed to bringing choice to computers, is gearing up to deliver LindowsOS Preview Release, a modern and affordable operating system for Pentium based computers.

MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS XP DEBUTS (more)
October 25, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011024/tc/tech_xp_dc_1.html
Microsoft Corp. is set to launch Windows XP (news - web sites), the software giant's most ambitious operating system yet, pitting those who hope the product will breathe life into the wheezing computer industry against critics who see it as an attempt to

RIAA'S HACKING CREW THWARTED (more)
October 17, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001oct/gee20011016008378.htm
RIAA lobbyists attempted to put legislation into a recent anti-terrorism bill that would have allowed the music industry group to launch major technological attacks against music services and music service users that allow the trading of copyrighted songs

STEALTH AD INVASION (more)
October 17, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,63345,00.asp
Don't look now, but your computer may be harboring software that lets unwanted advertising in.

THE ANTI-PASSPORT ALLIANCE (more)
October 15, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2817749,00.html
Last week, Sun's Scott McNealy and Microsoft's Steve Ballmer stepped up the war of words over their competing Internet user authorization schemes--namely Sun's Liberty Alliance and Microsoft's Passport.

SILLY WORRIES. (more)
October 12, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2817453,00.html
THIS ISN'T the first time I've spent time worrying--so you, dear reader, don't have to--about something that a few months or years later seemed, well, silly.

HI-TECH BIN LADEN MANHUNT (more)
October 11, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011010/tc/attack_hitech_dc_1.html
With U.S. warplanes now free to roam over Afghanistan, the stage is set for powerful satellites and reconnaissance aircraft to pursue Osama bin Laden in a hi-tech manhunt from the skies.

AT HOME'S WOES (more)
October 10, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svfront/cable101101.htm
If you've been waiting to sign up for a high-speed cable modem, you'll probably have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, the Bay Area's biggest provider, AT&T Broadband, found itself temporarily unable to fulfill new orders after a key technology partn

OFF THE SHELF SUPERCOMPUTER (more)
October 4, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-7409795.html?tag=mn_hd
How to build your own supercomputer: Take a few off-the-shelf, stripped-down PCs, add some network switches, a maze of Ethernet cabling and some homegrown Linux software, and you'll be well on your way.

BEHIND THE VEIL (more)
October 4, 2001
Link http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-100501women.story
Taliban rule has confined most Afghan women to head-to-toe shrouds and home. Many see U.S. action as their best hope for a freer life.

NOVELL SUES MICROSOFT OVER AD (more)
October 3, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001oct/gee20011002008147.htm
Novell Inc. is seeking an injunction and damages from Microsoft over a direct-mail campaign sent out to Novell customers by Microsoft.

EXPIRING OSES? (more)
October 3, 2001
Link http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/21981.html
Check the Windows 'best before' dates

TRAGEDY TRIGGERS TALL TALES (more)
October 1, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,64044,00.asp
Be amused (but not fooled) by e-mail hoaxes and rumors in aftermath of attack.

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