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Senator's Net-legislation would jail school-kids

A low-brow publicity stunt masquerading as a legislative measure called the School Website Protection Act of 2001 by US Senator Robert Torricelli (Democrat, New Jersey) would define criminal hacking as any action, even a harmless action, which "affects or impairs without authorization a computer of an elementary school or secondary school or institution of higher education."
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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And then there were two open source .NET clones

The first and original effort to make a software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET runtimes is to join forces with one of the newcomers. Portable.NET will now co-ordinate its work with DotGNU, launched last month, under the GNU umbrella.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001
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Civilians at risk from unexploded WAP 2.0 specs

Undeterred by the failure of WAP in Europe - and as a brand it's so poorly regarded that it appears to have sunk in transit across the Atlantic: WAP services are not branded as such in the United States - the WAP Forum on Tuesday published revision 2.0.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001
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Code Red Tribulation is nigh, Steve Gibson warns

The first Angel blew his trumpet, And there followed hail and fire mixed with blood, Which fell upon the Earth....    --Revelation 8:7
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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Washington mobilises against Code Red resurgence

The Code Red worm is expected to re-awaken tonight (8:00 pm EST), and the media have been asked to help spread the word.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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Guardian lauds our skeptical Code-Red coverage

Guardian Unlimited columnist Neil McIntosh shares our view that the Code Red worm will have little effect on the cyber-comings and goings of the average Netizen this month, despite dire warnings promulgated through much of the mainstream press.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001

Intel chalks up win for ultra-dense blade server

Transmeta isn't having it all its own way in the ultradense server market it's been pivotal in creating.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001
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Time outsources on-site support

Time Computers has outsourced its onsite support operation to Surrey based Linetex Computers.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Aug 2001
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Apple holds fire on iMac 2 until economy's right

Apple appears to be holding back the release of its next-generation iMac because the market just isn't ready for it yet.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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Telewest signs up 1000 BB users a week

Telewest is signing up a thousand new broadband customers a week it revealed today.
Tim Richardson, 02 Aug 2001
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SirCam worm enjoys virus gang bang

Some copies of email attachments infected with the prolific SirCam worm also carry copies of other viruses, security experts have warned.
John Leyden, 02 Aug 2001
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Free Internet Group calms nerves over network disruption

The Free Internet Group (FIG) has moved to ease fears about the future of its ISP service.
Tim Richardson, 02 Aug 2001
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Microsoft enlists Psycho Killer to promote WinXP

Microsoft will bundle music by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne with Windows XP. The song 'Like Humans Do' is culled from Byrne's solo album 'Look Into The Eyeball'.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001
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ATI preps A3 alternative to Nvidia's nForce

ATI will launch against Nvidia's nForce chipset in Q4 with a graphics-oriented offering of its own, codenamed A3.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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Sony censured for fair-trade violation

Sony's bottom was smacked today by Japan's Fair Trade Commission for breaking the country's trading regulations.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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Quark denies making ‘bug-free’ claim for Carbonised XPress

Quark says it never promised that the next version of Xpress would be bug-free, as Macworld UK reported, and that it's all a terrible misunderstanding. Macworld's Jonny Evans tells us that production gremlins were to blame for the claim that appeared before Macworld Expo, and no Quark rep said that.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001
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Buffer overflow bug shakes Quake

A security flaw involving the server software that allows Quake III players to play the popular shoot-them-up over a network has been reported.
John Leyden, 02 Aug 2001
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Visioneer PrimaScan Colorado 2600U

Review The PrimaScan 2600U offers an excellent combination of price, ease of use and quality. It may never live up to the quality settings of the more expensive models, but it performs well enough given its hardware specifications.
PC Advisor, 02 Aug 2001
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June chip sales slide

Worldwide chip sales slumped to $11.60 billion in June, down 8.8 per cent on May's $12.71 billion.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Aug 2001
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IT companies urged to help human rights in China

A human rights group has called on computer and Internet companies involved in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to use their influence to bring about reform in China.
Tim Richardson, 02 Aug 2001
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Fujitsu bows out of desktop hard drive fight

Fujitsu is ditching the desktop hard disk market to concentrate on the notebook and server sectors where it believes it can make more money.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Aug 2001
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UMC reports first loss in over ten years

Taiwanese chip foundry UMC saw profit turn into a massive loss during its most recently completed quarter, the second of its current fiscal year. And the company warned of worse to come.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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IBM's low pay drove me to start stripping

Kitten Natividad, buxom star of the Russ Meyer's films Up!, and Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, ditched work at IBM as a key punch operator in 1969 to start stripping.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Aug 2001
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Code Red hysteria – $8.7bn in damage estimated

Countdown to Armageddon The Reuters wire service is reporting that Code Red has already cost an estimated $1.2 billion in damage, and may top out at an incredible $8.7 billion when its bitter reign of destruction finally ends.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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Tomb Raider maker apologises to real-life archaeologist

Eidos, the publisher of the Tomb Raider series of games, has been forced to apologise through the pages of French newspaper Le Monde to French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur for giving a character in the game almost the same name.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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Be sacks 28 staff

Ailing alternative operating system developer Be is ridding itself of a third of its workforce, a week after reporting apparently improved quarterly results.
Tony Smith, 02 Aug 2001
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DoJ can't block WinXP launch

Both Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) were disappointed Thursday, as the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit denied their separate motions prior to their return to do battle in district court.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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Microsoft drops eleventh hour app blocking into WinXP

Although Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of Windows XP is billed as a bug fix, it actually implements a long-promised feature that disables current versions of some users' most trusted software.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2001