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All the news that's fit to rant aboutToday's Screen Savers news summary...

  • iDefense, a VA based security firm, says a new Blaster worm is set to launch any day now. Get ready now by applying Windows Critical Updates. Homeland Security issues another warning.

  • Verisign is hijacking bad .com and .net domain names with its new Site Finder search page. Irate ISC says it will patch BIND to block Site Finder.
  • DC Federal Appeals Court hears arguments in RIAA vs Verizon. Clueless judge says Verizon "makes a lot of money off piracy." Uh-oh.
  • The ITU says the number of broadband subscribers worldwide grew 72 per cent to approximately 62 million last year.
  • Intel upgrades PIV. Pentium 4 Extreme has 2MB of L2 cache, runs at 3.2 GHz. Basically it's a Xeon for the PIV socket. Intel says it's aimed at gamers.
  • The PCMCIA SIG announces a new PC card form factor. The PC ExpressCard is smaller and based on USB 2 and PCI Express interfaces. Slots will appear in desktop PCs in nine months, notebooks in a year.
  • Paul Allen donates $100 million to a project planning to map the mouse brain. No comment.
  • PCExpo is on now! Does anyone care?
  • Sci-Fi author Orson Scott Card's take on file sharing. Right on, Speaker for the Sued.
  • GNOME-Office 1.0 is out, includes new AbiWord 2.0. Star Office 7 ships, too. Bye bye MS Office.