NewsScan | 1 Feb 15:57 2005

NewsScan Daily, 1 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
       School News: First Amendment? What First Amendment?
       Legal Center for Open-Source Projects
       From Out Of Right Field: A New Conceptual Age
       Where Did I Put My Car Keys?
       Oops: 'Can Spam Act' Seems To Be No-Can-Do

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       Worth Thinking About: A Willingness of Heart

SCHOOL NEWS: FIRST AMENDMENT? WHAT FIRST AMENDMENT?
     A University of Connecticut survey of more than 100,000 high school
students has found that educators are failing to give high school students
an appreciation of the First Amendment┬╣s guarantees of free speech and a
free press. Commissioned by the Knight Foundation, the $1 million, two-year
study found that nearly three-fourths of high school students either do not
know how they feel about the First Amendment or admit they take it for
granted; seventy-five percent erroneously think flag burning is illegal;
half believe the government can censor the Internet; and more than a third
think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees. Knight
Foundation chief executive Hodding Carter III says, ┬│These results are not
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NewsScan | 2 Feb 20:09 2005

NewsScan Daily, 2 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 2 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        HP Says 'Metal and Molecules' May Replace Silicon
        Sun Aims at Pay-As-You-Go Computing
        Database Documents Diploma Mills
        Adults' Web Savvy Beats Teens'
        J.K. Rowling Denounces Internet Fraudsters

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HP SAYS 'METAL AND MOLECULES' MAY REPLACE SILICON
      Hewlett-Packard has come up with a new approach toward computing that 
could make the transistor obsolete while extending Moore's Law. According 
to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, the HP technology 
involves a series of platinum wires crossed in opposite directions called 
crossbar latches. At the junction of each crossbar are molecules of steric 
acid. The latches are formed through a specialized stamping process for 
nano-sized imprints and are so small that thousands of them could fit 
across the diameter of a human hair. "It's metal and molecules. Nothing 
else. We're getting away from the physics of silicon," says HP researcher 
and co-author Phil Kuekes. Just like in a transistor, an electrical signal 
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NewsScan | 3 Feb 18:14 2005

NewsScan Daily, 3 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 3 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
       EarthLink, AOL Choose Different Business Plans
       That Music in the Air Has Become a Rent-Or-Buy Decision
       Privacy Breach at Acer Site
       Who Gets to Decide What Journalism Is?
       Your Lying Eyes in the Photoshop Age
       School Days: What Exactly Is Going On?

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EARTHLINK, AOL CHOOSE DIFFERENT BUSINESS PLANS
     EarthLink and AOL, the two largest providers of Internet dialup access,
are pursuing starkly different business strategies: No. 1 AOL -- which
abandoned its broadband strategy last year -- is counting on advertising to
keep its dialup service viable, whereas No. 2 EarthLink is busy buying
wholesale high-speed connectivity from network operators and reselling it
under the EarthLink name. EarthLink founder Sky Dayton says, "AOL is
abdicating access and really wants to compete with Yahoo. We think access is
what we do." Implying that AOL is in the advertising business rather than
the communications business, Dayton wants to use a new $440 million
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NewsScan | 4 Feb 18:02 2005

NewsScan Daily, 4 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 4 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        Spammers Try a New Tack
       Canadians Up in Arms Over Health Info Privacy
        Why Buy When You Can Rent?
        Yahoo Launches 'Contextually Relevant' Search Tool
        Wi-Fi Phones

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SPAMMERS TRY A NEW TACK
      Tired of being blocked by "blacklists," spammers are turning to a new 
technique -- routing it directly through the computers of their Internet 
service providers, rather than sending it from individual machines. The 
result poses a dilemma: to block spam coming directly from an ISP's servers 
would mean blocking all its mail, crippling the system. "From what we've 
seen, the volumes of this type of spam are going up dramatically," says 
Steve Linford, who heads up the Spamhaus Project. "We're really looking at 
a bleak thing" if ISPs don't quickly deploy countermeasures, he adds. Such 
measures could include more aggressive monitoring and limiting how much 
mail is being sent from individual machines on their networks. In addition, 
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NewsScan | 7 Feb 17:30 2005

NewsScan Daily, 7 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 7 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
       Here Come the Podcasters
       Former AOL Employee Faces Jail for Helping Spammers
       VoIP Company Focuses on Developing Countries
       Greece Bans E-Mail Snooping
       Super-Duper Microchip From IBM, Sony & Toshiba
       Cellphone Companies Reject Role of 'Moral Arbiter'

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HERE COME THE PODCASTERS
     It's called "podcasting," and it has the potential of changing the
dynamics of broadcasting the same way blogs have changed the dynamics of
print and TV journalism. Podcasting allows anyone with a PC to become a
broadcaster -- at virtually no cost. Programs distributed with this
technology can be received anywhere, anytime (without requiring the listener
to be near a PC), and they can be paused, rewound or fast-forwarded. The
number of regular podcasts is now more than 800, with many focusing on
gadgets, technology, new bands and music, or developments in politics,
movies and sports. One podcaster says, "It would be great if I made a
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NewsScan | 8 Feb 16:53 2005

NewsScan Daily, 8 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 8 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        Flat-Panel Shakeup
        Ask Jeeves to Buy Bloglines
        Designing Green From the Ground Up
        Holographic Disks Will Store Hundreds of Movies
        Poland's Spies Exposed Online

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        Mailbag: The World As We Find It

FLAT-PANEL SHAKEUP
      Fierce competition from Korean manufacturers is driving down prices 
of flat panel displays and eroding profits for many of the companies that 
make them. With LCD screen prices down as much as 40% in the last year, 
Fujitsu announced it's selling its LCD operation to Sharp for an 
undisclosed amount. The divestiture comes on the heels of an announcement 
last week that Fujitsu will sell back to Hitachi a large piece of the 50% 
stake it has in the companies' plasma display joint venture. "Fujitsu's 
been planning an exit strategy for flat panels for some time and it's 
finally come to fruition," says an analyst for UFJ Tsubasa Securities in 
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NewsScan | 9 Feb 20:27 2005

NewsScan Daily, 9 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        HP Board Ousts Fiorina
        Online Banking Boost
        Companies Band Together to Promote VoIP Security
        New Study Warns of Car Viruses
        A Modern Valentine's Day Fable

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        Worth Thinking About: The Land We Love

HP BOARD OUSTS FIORINA
      Carly Fiorina, CEO and chairman of Hewlett-Packard, has been fired by 
the company's board of directors over "differences about how to execute 
HP's strategy." Fiorina's best-known achievement was the company's 
controversial takeover of Compaq, which led to clashes with board members 
and lackluster response on Wall Street. Industry analyst Rob Enderle said 
the current dispute most likely stems from what the board perceived as 
Fiorina's inattention to day-to-day operations. "The next CEO will 
undoubtedly be much more operationally focused; there is a strong 
possibility that the office of the CEO will be more shared, but in the end, 
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NewsScan | 10 Feb 17:44 2005

NewsScan Daily, 10 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
       After Fiorina's Fall: What's Next for Hewlett-Packard?
       Microsoft and Pfizer Campaign Against Spam
       Professor of Games
       Auctioning 'Promotional' Rights to Unborn Baby
       Video Voyeurs
       What Is Google Thinking?

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AFTER FIORINA'S FALL: WHAT'S NEXT FOR HEWLETT-PACKARD?
     Technology journalist Mike Langberg says "it's hard to imagine
Hewlett-Packard shareholders could suffer more under new management than
they did during the 5 1/2 years of Carly Fiorina's reign at Silicon Valley's
largest company," and adds: "What is clear, given the wisdom of hindsight,
is the magnitude of Fiorina's failure to perform for investors." So what's
next for HP? Langber offers three scenarios. Scenario One: More of the same,
only better-executed, since there is "reason to believe that HP could
flourish under new leadership." Scenario Two: More of the same, only not
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NewsScan | 11 Feb 17:12 2005

NewsScan Daily, 11 February 2005 ("Above The Fold")

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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
       Blogging While You Work: Maybe Not a Good Idea
       Rapid Dispersion of 3G Technology
       Showdown at Hewlett-Packard
       Nazi Memorabilia Decision Seen as Victory for Free Speech
       Controversial Use of RFID Technology in Elementary School

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BLOGGING WHILE YOU WORK: MAYBE NOT A GOOD IDEA
     Using the pseudonym "Sarcastic Journalist," reporter Rachel Mosteller
of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun newspaper wrote this entry on her personal
blog one day last year: "I really hate my place of employment. Seriously.
Okay, first off. They have these stupid little awards that are supposed to
boost company morale. So you go and do something 'spectacular' (most likely,
you're doing your JOB) and then someone says 'Why golly, that was
spectacular.' then they sign your name on some paper, they bring you
chocolate and some balloons... Okay two people in the newsroom just got it.
FOR DOING THEIR JOB." The day after her posting, Sarcastic Journalist was
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NewsScan | 14 Feb 18:42 2005

NewsScan Daily, 14 February 2005 (" Above The Fold" )

NewsScan Daily, 14 February 2005 (" Above The Fold" )
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        Music Players Not Just a Teen Thing
        'The New Format Is No Format'
        Microsoft Probes Spyware Attack
        'Smart' Driver's Licenses a Trojan Horse?
        Good Vibrations Deliver Data

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        Worth Thinking About (I): Feelings And Memories
        Worth Thinking About (II): Feelings And Memories

MUSIC PLAYERS NOT JUST A TEEN THING
      iPods and MP3 players have been heavily marketed toward the teen 
market, but a surprising number of grownups have latched onto portable 
music as well. A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project 
reveals that more than 22 million Americans 18 or older (11% of the adult 
population) own a portable music player, with male owners outnumbering 
female (14% vs. 9%). Almost one in five (19%) of iPod/MP3 player owners are 
under 30, and among the older crowd, those with teenagers in the house are 
more likely than those without to own their own music players. Not 
surprisingly, people with higher incomes and those with broadband Internet 
access are more likely to own a portable music player than those without. 
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