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posted in June 2005

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Apple Revs iTunes With Support For Podcasting
News  |  6/28/2005
Apple says its new Podcast Directory in iTunes lists some 3,000 free audio programs, including ABC News, BBC, Disney, ESPN, Newsweek, and NPR member stations such as KCRW in Los Angeles and WGBH in Boston.
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Comes With Risks, Says FTC
News  |  6/23/2005
Benefits include speed and bandwidth conservation, but FTC doesn't make it clear whether they outweigh risks such as data security, spyware, and viruses.
Reining In The National Weather Service
News  |  6/23/2005
The National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 aims to clarify the responsibilities of the National Weather Service. It's sparking considerable debate about the public and private sectors' roles in disseminating weather information.
BJ's Wholesale Club Settles FTC Data-Protection Complaint
News  |  6/16/2005
Under terms of the settlement, BJ's will implement a comprehensive information-security program subject to third-party audits every other year for the next two decades.
Major Spam Purveyor Agrees To Pay Settlement
News  |  6/15/2005
Defendant will pay nearly $500,000 to settle charges he caused $5.9 million in consumer injury with spam schemes involving anti-aging and weight-loss products.
Verity To Make Search Software Free For A Year
News  |  6/15/2005
Verity's effort to get users to try before they buy comes at a time of increasing competition in the enterprise search business as consumer search company Google looks to win the loyalty of valuable business users.
Industry And Congress Seek Major Overhaul Of U.S. Patent System
News  |  6/13/2005
Various political, legal, and business interests are pushing for the most comprehensive patent reform since 1952. They argue that two recent policy changes--strengthening patent rights while weakening standards--have created a "perfect storm" of factors that's inviting abuse and pushing up costs.
Enterprise IT Buyers Rely Most On Search For Information
News  |  6/8/2005
The survey results, which show online search is the most popular source of information for corporate buyers, offers some insight into Google's focus on enterprise customers.
Apple's Switch To Intel Opens The Door To Wider Enterprise Use
News  |  6/6/2005
Apple will not sell or support other operating systems, but using the Intel chips means users can run both the Mac OS X and Windows XP on their Mac hardware. That is expected to boost the Mac's appeal to enterprise shops.
Q&A: Ex-eBay Security Chief Sees A Safer Internet In The Future
News  |  6/3/2005
Howard Schmidt thinks there's been great progress, and better identity management will help make the Internet safer. Though it's not for a lack of trying by the crooks.
New Domains For Sex Sites Could Foster Greater Legitimacy
News  |  6/3/2005
Those backing the establishment of a virtual red-light district hope that a .XXX-sponsored top-level domain will help protect children and will spare the porn-averse from such sites while creating incentive for industry participation and self-regulation.
Ask Jeeves Polishes Search Tools
Features  |  6/2/2005
Categorization tool expands or narrows keyword searches based on conceptually related topics; Web Answers improves responses to queries.
New Information Disposal Rule Takes Effect
News  |  6/1/2005
FTC regulation requires that consumer-report data be destroyed, not just tossed.


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