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Security Linux News for Feb 19, 2000

  • Linux.com: Birth of a Newbie (2000-02-19 20:56:12)
    "When I contemplate my arrival as a Newbie I often think of it in mythological terms similar to religious conversion, loss of virginity, or sacrificial rituals. Linux vs. Microsoft is a classic David vs. Goliath story."

  • NetworkWorld: Michigan starts legal action against DoubleClick (2000-02-19 20:42:27)
    "...sites have violated Michigan consumer protection laws by failing to disclose to users that it is implanting data on their hard drives that can be used to compile user profiles. ... The issue revolves around DoubleClick's use of 'cookies'..."

  • The Age (Australia): US secret agents work at Microsoft (2000-02-19 20:00:30)
    "... [French intelligence] report claims agents from the National Security Agency (NSA) helped install secret programmes on Microsoft software..."