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Melissa virus creator sentenced to 20 months in prison

The computer programmer who created the Melissa virus was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison today for unleashing the virus that infected thousands of computers worldwide in 1999 and caused more than US$80 million in damage.

Be Inc. is not to be

Unsuccessful computer operating system vendor Be Inc. said Tuesday it will dissolve its business March 15 and delist from the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Startup has designs on Web documents

Since 1996, the staff at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine had been looking for a tool that would let faculty and students mark up, in real time, Web-based lecture notes that had been converted to HTML pages.

Red Cross warns of Trojan horse

The American Red Cross is warning people of a credit card-stealing Trojan horse program sent via e-mail that looks like it comes from the disaster-relief organization.

New Telnet hole affects some Unix-based servers

A security hole discovered in a Unix-based operating system can allow remote hackers to gain complete access to or crash the Web server. It is unclear if all Unix mainstream operating systems are affected.

Amazon, Toysrus.com teaming to sell toys online

Amazon.com and Toysrus.com - two of the big names of internet-based retailing- this week announced that they're teaming up to launch a new co-branded online toy and video game store, as well as another website that will sell baby products.

Online Privacy Gets a Boost

Truste, a leading privacy seal program, has joined forces with 12 high-tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel, AltaVista, Verizon Communications and Yahoo, to launch Privacy Partnership 2000, an effort to educate consumers about protecting their ...

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