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Verizon still won’t play nice with union

Author: JT Smith

Verizon Communications Inc.’s latest contract offer to striking telephone workers did little to address employee concern about mandatory overtime and job stress, the Communications Workers of America said.

Category:

  • Open Source

Snooping specialist has a lock on health-conscious surfers

Author: JT Smith

A Boston technology firm is surreptitiously tracking computer users across the Internet on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, a practice that demonstrates the limits of a recent agreement to protect the privacy of Web surfers.

Klingon Academy weeds out wimps

Author: JT Smith

New game requires a high-end PC and a good chunk of your time. And this is a surprise because?

Democrats: what me, a Luddite?

Author: JT Smith

They don’t really need iMac computers throughout the convention hall to tally the votes for Al Gore. But the computers sure look cool, one of many signs this is a high-tech convention.

Um, it’s not ‘hacker,’ it’s ‘cracker’

Author: JT Smith

Safeway became the latest company to suffer an Internet security breach when customers were sent an e-mail appearing to come from the supermarket chain but advising them to shop elsewhere.

Category:

  • Linux

Israel government putting the kibosh on high speed access

Author: JT Smith

Wired staffer Tania Hersman writes: “Israel is often called Silicon Wadi due to its seemingly endless spawning of startups. Yet for the ordinary Haim on the Israeli street, the speediest Internet connection is ISDN, a measly 128 KBPS.”

WorldCom tries for broadband license

Author: JT Smith

WorldCom Inc. applied for federal licenses Monday that would allow it to provide high-speed Internet access to residential and business customers in Dallas.

Category:

  • Linux

Who told the UN to play Internet boss?

Author: JT Smith

Yahoo! Inc. won the rights to 40 Internet addresses in two United Nations arbitrators rulings released Monday.

Lukewarm support for AMD’s Sledgehammer

Author: JT Smith

AMD’s 64-bit Sledgehammer processor is having trouble gaining support among Linux distributions.

Category:

  • Unix

Debian 2.2 (potato) released

Author: JT Smith

Debian GNU/Linux version 2.2, codenamed potato, has been released, according to Linux Weekly News.