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One Year Ago: ‘Top 10 List’ Reveals Internet Security Flaws

In an effort to help thwart attacks by the Internet's equivalent of petty thieves, the Systems Administration, Networking and Security Institute (SANS) has published a "Top 10 List" of the most popular ways hackers gain illegal access to network servers and computer systems. ...

One Year Ago: High-Tech CEOs Applaud China Trade Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 237-197 Wednesday to grant China permanent normal trade relations, drawing plaudits from high-tech CEOs, unions and trade organizations. ...

Saying Yes to Telecommuting

There are not many things I miss from the days before I started working at home ...

Can E-Commerce and Charity Co-Exist?

Here in the season of insane buying, it may be useful to point out that Americans are essentially a giving people. This generosity toward those less fortunate is a consistent national characteristic that the country should be proud of ...

Is This Any Way To Run an Internet?

Despite the fact that I write about e-commerce almost daily, I have never had a pleasant experience buying something off the Internet ...

Napster Fans Must Face the Music

I was waffling on whether or not to support Napster until I heard Tony Bennett is a Napster man. This may not be fair, but in my mind I started lining up the musicians on both sides of the argument ...

FBI Takes U.S. on a Carnivore Cruise

I'm no big fan of J. Edgar Hoover, the famous (or infamous) former FBI honcho, but I'm having a difficult time getting myself worked up over this Carnivore controversy. ...

Election Special: Bush Will Widen the Digital Divide

When you go to the polls on Election Day, please remember that a vote for George W. Bush is a vote for closed Internet access ...

Tangled Up in Wireless E-Commerce

The marketing ploy for those new wireless location tracking devices we've heard so much about might go something like this: ...

Can Technology Be a Health Hazard?

Too much technology makes you sad, the International Labor Organization (ILO) announced this month ...

ISPs Ordered to Reveal User Identities

A Florida appeals court ruled Monday that Internet service providers (ISPs) must reveal the identities of eight people who anonymously posted allegedly defamatory messages in a Web chat room ...

Internet Overload

The Internet is now in everything from cars and taxis to airports and malls. It's crammed into cell phones and personal digital assistants. The Japanese wear the Net on their wrists, and the Koreans are putting it in refrigerators, washing machines and soon, microwaves. Yawn ...

New Software Boosts ‘Internet Cars’

Two new software products for connecting cars to the Internet are expected to help drivers navigate congested roads ...

Dell Recalls Hazardous Batteries

Dell Computer (Nasdaq: DELL), which recalled 400,000 notebooks with defective memory chips earlier this year, on Friday began recalling nearly 27,000 notebook batteries that the company says have the potential to cause fires ...

Microsoft Escapes Death, Taxes

Here's a brief trivia quiz for would-be corporate accountants. How much federal income tax did Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the supreme ruler of the known software universe, and Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), second only to General Electric as the most valuable company in the U.S., pay this past year? ...

Hacker, Critic Elected to Domain Name Board

Along with three other members of the public, a German hacker and a vocal American critic of the domain name process have been elected to the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the group that oversees the domain name system and Net addressing functions ...

Don’t Cry for Amazon

Under growing pressure from Wall Street and consumers alike, Amazon.com has intensified its efforts to achieve profitability, quietly raising prices on books ...

Yahoo! To Offer Free Net Phone Service

Internet powerhouse Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) announced a free Internet telephone service Tuesday that will allow users to access e-mail, news and other information from remote locations ...

Airlines, Automakers Keep Travelers Wired

Travelers frustrated with airline delays are increasingly finding ways to stay connected to the Internet, as both airline carriers and automakers are expanding their wireless technologies to customers. United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), reeling from customers angry at delays and cancellations, said last week it will begin offering wireless Internet access in up to 50 air terminals around the world, starting next year.

Smart Money On Microsoft

If you've been holding off on buying Microsoft stock until the company's antitrust appeal is over, you might want to consider putting your money in a long-term interest-bearing account ...

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