FW: [RRE]pointers

Dan Kohn dan@dankohn.com
Fri, 5 Oct 2001 01:13:12 -0700


[* Rohit, I'd be interested in your opinion on the legal argument here.
It seems to run against the logic of the Betamax case.  - dan *]


		- dan
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-----Original Message-----
From: rre@lists.gseis.ucla.edu [mailto:rre@lists.gseis.ucla.edu] On
Behalf Of Phil Agre
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 23:43
To: Red Rock Eater News Service
Subject: [RRE]pointers


Here are some more URL's about normal subjects that don't cause
children to have nightmares.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

RRE home page: <http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/rre.html>


politics

The Right and US Trade Law: Invalidating the 20th Century
http://www.thenation.com/docPrint.mhtml?i=20011015&s=greider

the smear machine is getting ready for John Edwards
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0110.green.html

"John Dean talks about Richard Nixon's appointment of Chief Justice
Rehnquist"
http://www.salon.com/books/int/2001/10/02/dean/print.html


news from Planet Microsoft

Supreme Court to Take Up Microsoft Appeal on Friday
http://www.computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO64408,00.html

interview with Microsoft's antitrust expert witness
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1014-201-6271161-0.html

Your Stolen Passport
(including more Microsoft doubletalk about security)
http://www.zdnet.com/filters/printerfriendly/0,6061,2814881-92,00.html

Ban Outlook -- Now
http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2814683,00.h
tml

All Public Hospitals in Gothenburg Sweden Crippled by Nimda Microsoft
Worm
http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/21.67.html#subj13

80,000 Microsoft Servers "Disappear"
(incredible)
http://www.vnunet.com/News/1125766

Microsoft Attempts to Allay Security Fears
(pathetic)
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-7396207.html
http://www.secadministrator.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=22751

Microsoft Stands by IIS Despite Gartner Recommendation
(pathetic)
http://www4.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/09/27/msoft.supports.IIS.idg/

Mutiny Against Microsoft
http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/cio/article/0,,11967_894871,00.html


civil liberties

Three Political Websites Downed After Government "Homeland Security"
Threat
http://slash.autonomedia.org/article.pl?sid=01/09/30/1859212

Activists and Companies Confront Face Recognition Software
http://www.notbored.org/ciberpais2.html

Carnivore Substitute Keeps Feds Honest
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/21992.html

New FTC Head Wants "Pause" in Push for Privacy Laws
http://www.computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO64453,00.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/03/technology/03PRIV.html

Zero-Knowledge Shelves Anonymity Tool
(that sort of thing probably can't work unless it is built in)
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-7412015.html

Seeking Sunlight for a Prisoner in the Chinese Gulag
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-000078572oct01.story


intellectual property

controversy over patent policy at the W3C
http://davenet.userland.com/2001/09/30/patentsAndTheW3c
http://www.openphd.net/W3C_Patent_Policy/
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/2001Oct/

Internal Memos Outline RIAA's Offensive Against Peer-To-Peer Networks
http://www.dotcomscoop.com/riaamemo.html
http://www.dotcomscoop.com/riaa1003.html


wired university

Hampshire College Favors Noncommercial Web Software Open to All
http://chronicle.com/free/2001/10/2001100301t.htm

Princeton Review Buys Online College-Admissions Service
(important as "a sign of consolidation among dot-com college
businesses")
http://chronicle.com/free/2001/10/2001100401t.htm

Scholar Calls Governments to Take a Realistic View Toward Distance
Education
http://chronicle.com/free/2001/10/2001100301u.htm

Abilene Network Expands Beyond Research Universities
http://chronicle.com/free/2001/10/2001100101t.htm


wireless

A Wireless Neighborhood Freenet
http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1436/byt20010926s0003/1001_bar.html

US wireless industry's fight for more spectrum
http://www.redherring.com/index.asp?layout=story&channel=10000001&doc_id
=790020279

Impolite Cell Users, We Will Find You
http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-000079241oct04.column

Motorola Creates Gas-Powered Cell Phones
http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5097726,00.html


everything else

Digital Democracy and Civic Engagement, Washington, 15-17 November 2001 
http://www.ncl.org/ncg/index.htm

Electronic Voting at the Next ACT Legislative Assembly Election
http://www.elections.act.gov.au/Elecvote.html
http://www.elections.act.gov.au/media0104.html

UN Wire
http://www.unwire.org/

Study of Science and Technology, York, UK, 31 July - 3 August 2002
http://www.york.ac.uk/org/satsu/easst2002/

Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure Relying on GPS
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/gps/geninfo/pressrelease.htm

dot-com's blow up and people who bought inconsequential gadgets get
hosed
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-000079101oct03.stor
y

Postcard Purveyor to Sign Off
(I used to live a couple of blocks from this shop)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-000078576oct01.st
ory

American Field Guide
("over 1200 searchable video clips of American wilderness by PBS
stations")
http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/

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