US claims victory in exporting crypto-export controls at Wassenaar. Now South Africa mulls forcing ISPs to monitor the Net. A research biologist succeeds in dis-integrating Explorer, confounding Microsoft's protestations of impossibility. India is moving toward heavy-handed Net interception. What current case law says about linking copyrighted material. TBTF's Prognostication Contest -- minutes of fun for the easily amused. What's left undone 30 years after Engelbart's killer demo. Cutting-edge technolust: toys for geeks just in time for the holidays. A successful experiment in six degrees. A new security exploit: no static, frames-based page is safe. Fears of an Open Software lockout ease as the I2O SIG frees its spec. They're taking a Tomahawk missile for a test cruise over Los Angeles and they're our friends. Reverberations from a leaked Microsoft memo. DigiCash goes down flawed concept or flawed execution? Carbon nanotubes grown like grass on glass. The Halloween Document whose trick, whose treat? Massive Mexican project chooses Linux for 140,000 school labs. 2,500 pigeons went missing in two smash races. An NRC study says the Net can't be secured. Navigator 4.06 spies on you. HALO to provide a bitcloud above the city. The clouded future of domain naming. How real is the threat of a European data embargo? Bertelsmann's deal with Barnesnadnoble.com nearly happened with Amazon instead. Linux company Red Hat gets investment from Intel, Netscape. Access to government cookies is denied. Would you like to swing into space on a rope?
The Net handles the Starr report in stride. Digital execs say Microsoft killed their project. NetBus does most of what Back Orifice does, and on Windows NT. The practice of E-mall slamming spreads. A comparison of virus scanners turns up surprising differences in effectiveness. Watching the watchers watch Transmeta. The New IANA plan pleases most of the people, most of the time. Are these old Microsoft emails the smoking gun that shot DR-DOS? You thought software patents were trouble? Now they're patenting Net business models. A cautionary tale of Back Orifice: beware of geeks bearing gifts. Microsoft's Java defense is at odds with statements in the DoJ case. Haven't you always wanted to peck your cookies to death? Diversity-fed evolution is causing churn in the land of Linux. They're tracking you. Still want to bite that cookie? Is it now too late to start on Y2K remediation? Back Orifice is open for mischief. Is the name altavista.com worth $3M? Tracking the spread of a Web-era meme. A revived Communications Decency Act passes the Senate. What was Windows NT doing onboard a disabled Navy ship? An interplanetary Internet -- more than global TLDs. A custom computer defeats DES in 56 hours. After a long respite, four new security holes in Microsoft Web products. The future of Linux looks brighter after this roundtable. Russia may force ISPs to tip Big Brother.