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NEWS DISPATCH: August 28, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES: - Did somebody call the exterminator? - Sun heeds a call for NT alternative - ACLU defends teen's Web site

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Friday, August 28, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

- Did somebody call the exterminator?
- Sun heeds a call for NT alternative
- ACLU defends teen's Web site


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TOP STORIES

Bugs, holes, and viruses, oh my!

While Hotmail has seemingly wrapped up a security breach, other freemailers are now struggling to solve a host of similar holes. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been dealt their share, from the Access database scandal to recently uncovered Windows 98 vulnerability.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25805%2C00.html http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25657%2C00.html

Sun and the phantom NT: A News.com Q&A with John McFarlane

Although Windows NT hasn't proven to be a nuisance since it was first talked about in 1996, Sun keeps the potential future threat in its sight. And with completing the long road to 64-bit technology, Sun's Solaris 2.7 due in October should fit the shoes of NT alternative.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25812%2C00.html

ACLU defends teen suspended for Web site content

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against Woodland High School in Marble Hill, Missouri, after a 16-year-old student was suspended for criticizing the teachers and administration.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25834%2C00.html

TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES

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Real-time vanity modeling damage: Rumors with Skinny DuBaud
http://www.news.com/Rumors/Entry/0%2C26%2C%2C00.html

Terrorism plays role in Net debate
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25797%2C00.html

Net protest can't save Mr. Toad
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25822%2C00.html

Windows 98 vulnerable to hacking
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25795%2C00.html

Floodgates open for patent cases
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25798%2C00.html

California ahead on Net laws
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25784%2C00.html

Data access bug affects Jet
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25823%2C00.html

E-commerce patents: Right or wrong?
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25754%2C00.html

Japan PC prices head to $1,000
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25802%2C00.html

Gates evasive in deposition
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25826%2C00.html

U.S. markets rise, then tumble
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25811%2C00.html

READERS' CHOICE: YESTERDAY'S TOP STORIES

Wal-Marting the Net
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25783%2C00.html

Hotmail plugs security hole
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25777%2C00.html

More trouble for Microsoft databases
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25657%2C00.html

ATI's Rage in the system
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25781%2C00.html

The politics of Net dancing
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25784%2C00.html

CIH virus real but not epidemic
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25756%2C00.html

Wintel of discontent
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25718%2C00.html

Caldera to MS: Fork over the code
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25641%2C00.html

Step aside, PCs--iMac's here to stay
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25782%2C00.html

Apple to beef up G3 PowerBook
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25670%2C00.html

Outsourcing's hot, but no cash cow
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25780%2C00.html

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