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Rallying for the e-rate

Armed with new reports on the "digital divide," the Clinton administration is rallying public support for e-rate funds helping public schools.

    The Clinton administration is rallying public support for the e-rate, seeking to capitalize on new reports illustrating technology disparaties based on gender, income, and race. These follow other reports on privacy concerns, capping a busy week for Washington's Internet agenda.

    White House renews e-rate push
    news analysis The Clinton administration is rallying public support for the e-rate, armed with a Commerce report about the growing disparity between tech haves and have-nots.

    Gates gives $7 million to libraries
    The Gates Library Foundation is donating $7.25 million in cash and software to the Louisiana library system.

    Digital divide growing, study says
    The "new economy" is booming, but the so-called digital divide is growing at an equally fast pace, a Commerce Department report says.

    Net bill raises privacy flags
    A Senate committee passes a bill that creates standards for verifying identities online without protections sought by advocates.

    Report: Industry fighting privacy
    A new study says privacy protections have been derailed or watered down by medical, credit, and financial lobbyists.

    Technology by and for women
    Magazines often pitch digital toys to boys, but a Silicon Valley organization wants more women in high tech.