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Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Internet Porn Law

Key the words "free porn" into a search engine on your home PC. Most likely, you will obtain a list of more than 6 million URLs, the government's top lawyer said this week. "Internet porn is persistent and unavoidable," Solicitor General Theodore Olson, the lawyer for the Bush Administration, told t...

Feds Eye Price-Fixing Allegations Against RAM Makers

The U.S. federal government is moving forward with civil -- and possibly criminal -- cases against major makers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips. The cases are being investigated on both coasts. The Federal Trade Commission this week disclosed in court documents released in Washington, D...

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E-Mail Contains Fewer Lies Than Conversations

A new study by a researcher at Cornell University indicates people are more likely to be truthful in e-mail communications than in other media or even in face-to-face conversations. The report, to be unveiled in detail at a human-computer interface conference in Vienna, Austria, this spring, is beli...

Proposed Racketeering Suit Against RIAA Called ‘Absurd’

A proposed federal lawsuit by a woman in New Jersey alleging racketeering by major music labels is "preposterous" and has little chance of prevailing, entertainment industry lawyers tell TechNewsWorld. The forthcoming lawsuit by Michele Scimeca, said to be a countersuit against members of the Record...

Linux Distro Numbers Differ, Depend on Metrics

Red Hat can claim it is the top distributor of Linux software. But the Debian Project can retort that it is really the leading distributor because it is the fastest-growing outfit in the Linux market. Which organization is right? That depends on one's source of information. A report by resear...

The Legal Strategy of the RIAA Without Subpoena Power

Music fans who download songs from the Internet and share them with friends via P2P technology are still at risk for a copyright infringement claim -- and massive financial damages -- from the recording industry. A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia late last y...

Government Data Rules Eliminate Hope of Privacy for US Air Travelers

Most airlines outsource their domestic reservation databases, known as Passenger Name Records (PNRs), to organizations with clever names like Sabre, Amadeus and Worldspan. "With the cost of storage dropping, retention times have been increasing, but they've always been at least three to five years,"...

Battle Over ‘Windows’ Trademark Likely To Continue

Leading intellectual property lawyers are suggesting that a U.S. District Court ruling earlier this week, which stated the word "windows" is generic and cannot be trademarked, is incorrect and probably will be overturned on appeal. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour, in the ruling released this wee...

W3C Standards To Usher In Era of Reliable Searching

Two new standards approved this week by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are poised to provide consumers with content more appropriate for their needs, enabling computers to locate relevant information on the Internet more quickly than was ever possible before. The consortium disclosed Tuesday th...

StarOffice Giving Corporate Users ‘Leverage’ in Negotiations with Microsoft

The new offering by Sun Microsystems -- StarOffice 7 for the Solaris x86 desktop platform -- might be embraced by some corporate users as a way to provide leverage in future negotiations with Microsoft, computer industry analysts said. The move also could pave the way for Sun's planned Java-based de...

Spammers Target Mobile Phones in Asia

Spammers are now targeting mobile phone subscribers throughout Asia, sending text messages through the popular short message service (SMS) system. The practice is generating concern at major technology companies like Microsoft and NTT DoCoMo about a potential emerging tsunami of unwanted e-solicitat...

Feds Eye IT for Reducing Healthcare Costs

Three times during the last week -- first in his State of the Union, then in his weekly radio address on Saturday, then during a campaign stop at a Baptist hospital in Arkansas on Monday -- President Bush touted technology as a way to reduce healthcare costs. "By computerizing health records, we can...

Linux To Reduce Boot Time for Windows XP Media Centers

Waiting for a PC to boot up can be quite boring. Who wants to sit there and watch the Microsoft Windows hourglass graphic for a seemingly interminable amount of time? This problem has plagued the PC industry for years. But a solution could be at hand, at least for entertainment PCs -- those PCs buil...

IBM Moves Customers from Windows NT to Linux

A new program offered by IBM could have a major impact on Windows users' move to Linux, industry insiders speculate. IBM has announced it is providing training to its business partners, gratis, on migration from Windows NT to Linux. The company also is offering financial incentives to move from Wind...

Dell Moves Beyond Its Computing Roots

Dell is the number one PC maker, according to research firm Gartner. The company is also a leading maker of computer servers. In fact, Dell was the second-leading server vendor in terms of units shipped last year, notching a 28 percent year-over-year sales gain to 276,000 units. The company's server...

Beyond the Acquisition: HP’s Next Steps

After closing the controversial merger with Compaq engineered last year by CEO Carly Fiorina, HP has become one of the world's largest technology companies, with $71.8 billion in annual sales. But does HP really lead the world in any new technology fields, and does it have the right technology strat...

The Ongoing Struggle for Graphics Supremacy

Graphics technology leaders ATI and Nvidia have been rolling out new innovations at a steady pace in the past several years, competing for desktop partnerships and mind share. The two companies have often been compared to Intel and AMD in the way they've battled furiously, but ATI and Nvidia don't h...

Spam Filtering and the Plague of False Positives

Jeff Schwartz recently received an inquiry from a senior executive at a major wireless telephone carrier, asking if he could provide some product information about the software his company produces. "So I e-mailed it," Schwartz told TechNewsWorld. But it never arrived. "I sent it two more times," he...

Windows and Linux Struggle for the Enterprise

Conventional wisdom in the computing world suggests that Linux must be less expensive than Windows because it is available, at least in most cases, for free. Meanwhile, prevailing opinion also suggests that Linux is more secure than Microsoft's server software -- largely because Microsoft has been i...

Touch Technology Comes of Age Online

Mainstream computer users soon will see a lot of new developments -- thanks to the vision of haptics technology pioneers. Haptics technology, mainly developed to assist the blind when using computers, is bringing the sensation of touch to the Internet and the desktop, and enabling computer users at ...

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