Technology News Archive - March 14, 2006

By Starr, Jennie An Interview with Wendy Seltzer of Chilling Effects Searching the Net you may find yourself on Web sites that you never intended. Domain names are frequently confusingly similar.

By Rob Hiaasen, The Baltimore Sun Mar. 14--Rush Limbaugh, one of the most popular and polarizing radio personalities of recent years, has been sacked in Baltimore. WBAL-AM Radio has canceled Limbaugh's syndicated call-in talk show, saying it wants to focus on local news and hosts.

More research is needed to determine whether popular portable music players like Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod increase the risk of hearing loss, the National Institutes of Health said in response to a lawmaker's request for a review of the issue.

Microsoft Corp. said on Monday it plans to include a free service to help parents control and monitor what their children are doing online in its upcoming Windows Live offering of Web services.

BMW intends to start serial production of a hydrogen-burning 7-Series executive car within two years, the world's largest premium automaker said on Tuesday.


The much-ballyhooed launch this month of the next-generation HD-DVD format promises to be more of a whimper than a bang.

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry accused the Bush administration on Tuesday of falling behind in its goal to make high-speed Internet service, known as broadband, universally available by 2007.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The state of California filed a $10 million lawsuit on Tuesday against an online firm that offers private cell phone numbers for sale. Data Trace USA, which is based in Florida, advertises a same-day ability to find cell phone numbers for $79.95.

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday warned of a "critical" security flaw in its Office application that could allow attackers to take control of a computer.


Movie theater owners faced with falling attendance are considering asking federal authorities for permission to jam cell phone reception in an attempt to stop annoying conversations during films, the head of the industry's trade group said on Tuesday.

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