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The Wired News Week
7:20 p.m. Gates claims Java ignorance.... Mitnick waits for April.... Netscape loves AOL.... A new PalmPilot wows the crowd.... 911 sounds sirens on Y2K.... And more from Wired News.
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Will Arms Treaty Hurt Privacy?
4:45 p.m. A Canadian software entrepreneur says that a new international arms-control treaty threatens encryption -- and his business. By James Glave.
Wired News Q&A
Reading the Future of the Palm
4:45 p.m. As the Palm Computing Worldwide Developer Conference winds up, Wired News speaks to Donna Dubinsky, the woman who helped start it all. By Steve Silberman.
New Internet Protocol Sees Light
2:05 p.m. After four years in the lab, the next generation of the protocol that runs the entire Internet is open to the public. Now comes the hard part. By Polly Sprenger.
Viagra and Sex Sites Don't Mix
Rev. 2:31 p.m.
2:05 p.m. The operators of a porno site say Pfizer is pressuring them to give up their viagrafalls.com domain name. By Jennifer Sullivan.
Payroll Data Kick-Starts Rally
2:05 p.m. Some encouraging words from the Labor Department is all it took for Wall Street to recover its confidence. We'll just overlook all those workers receiving pink slips for Christmas. By David Lazarus.
Microsoft Taps the Source
2:05 p.m. The author of a book critical of Bill Gates and his monolithic software empire says the company is trying to force her to divulge her sources. By Heidi Kriz.
Meet the Floppy Screen
Rev. 4:45 p.m.
2:05 p.m. A new technology would use flexible plastics instead of glass as the basis for computer screens. By Craig Bicknell.
Awaiting China's Net Verdict
2:05 p.m. A Shanghai software dealer remains in custody after being accused of subversion.
Cable Industry to Feds: Stay Out
2:05 p.m. Cable-TV executives say they will bring lightning-fast Internet access services into people's homes -- if government regulators mind their own business.
Gates Clan Preps for New Release
12:05 p.m. The Microsoft chairman and his wife Melinda are expecting their second child next summer.
Computing for Commuting
12:05 p.m. Clarion has been making dashboards glow green with car stereos for years. Now there's another option on the Clarion AutoPC: computing.
Outward Bound for Geeks
12:05 p.m. A pack of nerds will toss maps, boots, and laptops into their packs and head to southern Germany to talk Linux and watch the solar eclipse. By Joe Nickell.
Business: In Brief
Vignette Tries to Go IPO Again
9:45 a.m. The software maker refiled its initial public offering plans, hoping to ride the wave of Net stock offerings. Also: Paul Allen invests in an interactive future.... TCI's Malone attacks AOL's demand to get cable access.
Motorola Told to Clean Up Act
9:45 a.m. Motorola's Superfund site cleanup in Arizona is going too slowly, the EPA says. The agency is ordering the company, along with AlliedSignal, to get cracking.
WavePhore Fires Back at CNBC
9:17 a.m. After hedge-fund manager James Cramer disses WavePhore on CNBC, the stock drops like a rock. WavePhore says his comments, including a reference to "Fraud-U-Net" companies, went too far.
Mitnick's Trial Delayed
8:25 a.m. The accused computer cracker will go to trial in April rather than January after the judge grants a defense motion for the delay. Douglas Thomas reports from Los Angeles.
The Mouse That Roared
8:25 a.m. An upcoming symposium will salute Douglas Engelbart, the man who forever changed the way humans and computers interact. James Glave reports from Silicon Valley.
Scoping Out the Galaxies
3:00 a.m. A robotic telescope will give Web users a glimpse into deep space when the site launches this month. By Christopher Jones.
Tetris Pressures Game Act-Alikes
3:00 a.m. The Tetris Company flexes its muscle, threatening small sites that copy the most popular computer game in history. Does it have a leg to stand on? By Judy DeMocker.
Give Me MySpace
3:00 a.m. A new, Windows-independent utility wants to stake out screen real estate beyond the borders of the desktop. By Chris Oakes.
Bankers: Prepared for a Panic?
Thursday From bank runs to power failures to inventory shortages, banking-industry insiders ponder worst-case scenarios at a White House Y2K summit. Declan McCullagh reports from Washington.
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Survey Finds Passion for Net
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