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Official: Terrorists used Web to get info on targets

The Bush administration's top cyberdefense official said today there is evidence that the terrorist group al-Qaeda was using the Internet to gather intelligence about critical facilities in the U.S., and other terrorist groups and nations may be doin...

States, users still worried about Microsoft

California, home to Microsoft Corp.'s most ardent business rivals, has emerged as the leader among the nine states that rejected the federal government's settlement of its antitrust case against the software giant. It's a leadership position Kevin De...

Senate hearings on XP delayed, but not abandoned

Plans by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a series of hearings on Internet-related competition issues and Windows XP, the new operating system officially being released this week, have been put off by terrorism concerns but not abandoned.

Next phase of antitrust case could be a long one

The next phase of the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case -- deciding what remedies to impose on the software giant -- has the potential of being as protracted and complex as the initial trial, according to a joint status report filed by both sides in U.S...

Justice drops breakup effort against Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that it will not seek a breakup of Microsoft Corp. in the new remedy phase of the case, and, instead, will seek a series of remedies that restrict the company's business practices. The government also said...

HP/Compaq deal likely to get close legal scrutiny

The pending merger of Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. is expected to face intense scrutiny here and in Europe and involve an examination of the competitive effect on product lines ranging from desktops to high-end servers, legal experts...

No area code crisis looms, expert says

A U.S. House subcommittee intends to look at the issue of "area code exhaustion" at a hearing next month. While telephone numbers longer than 10 digits will be eventually be needed once the three-digit area code combinations are exhausted, it isn't l...

Appeals court rejects Microsoft rehearing bid

In a terse, two-sentence statement, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington Thursday rejected Microsoft Corp.'s request for a rehearing on part of the antitrust case ruling issued by the panel in late June. Thursday's decision puts the case on track ...

CIA official warns Congress of cyberattack danger

US businesses will "increasingly become the point of attack for enemies of [the] United States" by hackers and national governments using sophisticated weapons such as worms and viruses that can be used for precise attacks, warned a top US Central In...

Supreme Court decision good news for Microsoft

The US Supreme Court Tuesday decided not to hear the Microsoft antitrust case until the breakup order against the company is first reviewed by the US Court of Appeals, rejecting the government's argument that the case deserved an expedited review by ...

Microsoft, DOJ to appear before Judge this week

Microsoft's remedy plan won no respect last week from the government, which called the self-imposed restrictions "cosmetic" and incapable of undoing the harm caused by the company's business practices, in the latest brief filed in federal court.

MS/DOJ - Conduct Remedy Deemed Likely in Microsoft Case

A settlement in the Microsoft antitrust case that doesn't break the company up has always been possible, but the toughest problem in crafting any settlement is preventing Microsoft from doing to other companies what it did to the former Netscape Comm...

Judge's pointed queries to Microsoft buoy govt

With closing arguments over, it is now up to Microsoft antitrust trial Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to issue a verdict, and he did little yesterday to dispel the expectation that he will come down hard on the software giant.

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