TechWeb News for Friday, September 22, 2000Greetings Gigalaw e-list:

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Subject: Avert Discovers First Palm OS Virus/Pouncing On Privacy

            Friday, September 22, 2000
            Avert Discovers First Palm OS Virus
            An app-crippling virus has hit the Palm OS, and researchers learn that what they've been predicting "has finally happened." 

            Don't get burned. Visit the Virus Hot Zone to fix the damage and fend off the next attack.

            Scanning Device Pounces On Privacy
            A computer privacy watchdog has sounded the alarm on :CueCat, a URL scanning device that resembles a computer mouse but that tracks user information. 

            Micron Electronics Joins The AMD Fold
            Micron has signed on to use the Duron processor, leaving Dell the lone top-tier vendor to use Intel-based PCs. 

            AOL-Time Warner Makes Final Offer To EC
            The companies have outlined four steps they would take to address concerns that a merger would dominate entertainment over the Net. But will their proposal fly? 

            TV Gets Interactive
            The day is coming for viewers to watch what they want, when they want it. And without commercials. 

            Arctic City Is Hot For Tech Companies
            Finland's Technopolis Oulu is still hot nearly two decades after its mobile phone-fueled creation. Now it's looking to software and biotechnology to keep the heat pumping. 

            Hear It On TechWeb Today
            Tune in to TechWeb Today for CMGI chairman and CEO David Wetherell and AltaVista CEO Rodney Schrock on earnings. 
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            Quick Hits
            HP Names Fiorina Chairman
            Carly Fiorina is now a triple threat. The 46-year old CEO and president of Hewlett-Packard is now also chairman of the board. Fiorina succeeds Richard Hackborn, who has been serving as a non-executive director. Hackborn a veteran at Hewlett-Packard Co., will remain on the board. HP also said it plans to buy back $1 billion worth of its own stock. 

            Juvenile Hacker Gets Detention
            A 16-year-old Miami male pleaded guilty to two acts of juvenile delinquency for computer hacking and was sentenced to six months in a detention facility, said Attorney General Janet Reno Thursday. The hacker, who went by the Internet name "cOmrade," admitted to breaking into a military computer network used by the Defense Department's Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He gained unauthorized access of a computer server in Dulles, Va., and installed a backdoor access to the router. He intercepted more than 3,300 e-mails to and from the defense staff, collecting 19 user names and passwords. It is the first time a juvenile hacker will serve time in a detention facility, according to the Department of Justice. 

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