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All Hail America's Tech Heroes

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: July Fourth Is Time To Hail America's Tech Heroes
2. Today's Top Story
    - Downed Electronic Jihad Site Flew Under The Radar
    Related Story:
    - 'Electronic Jihad' App Offers Cyberterrorism For The Masses
3. Breaking News
    - Tool-Carrying Robot Could Weed Out Tedious Farming Tasks
    - Exploding Cell Phone Kills Welder In China
    - Is Apple Planning iPhone Nano?
    - Intel, AMD Redesign Chips For Faster Virtualized Servers
    - Shimmin On Software: How Open Source Can Save The Commercial Software Industry
    - Microsoft Readies Six Security Bulletins, 3 Of Them For Critical Vulnerabilities
    - Microsoft Looks To Dodge Visa Limits With Canadian Software Center
    - LG Accuses Quanta Computers Of Patent Infringement
    - Nearly Half Of U.S. Homes Have Broadband, But Adoption Rate Slows
    - Hacker Claims To Have Activated iPhone Without AT&T
    - Google Loses Gmail Name in Germany
    - Say 'Privet' To WiMax In Russia
    - Social Networking, Online Video Are Top Digital Trends
    - Hispanics To Drive Online Shopping Growth
    - Sandia National Labs Worker Pleads To Cyberstalking Linkin Park Singer
    - Former Enterasys Executives Sentenced In Accounting Scandal
    - Bill Gates Passed By Mexican Telecom Tycoon As World's Richest Man
    - EU Fines Telefonica Record 151.9 Million Euros
    - Bell Canada's New Owners Could Cut Up, Sell Assets
4. The Latest Personal Tech Blog Posts
    - We Still Need Net Neutrality Legislation
    - The iPhone Makes Watching Video More Like Reading A Book
    - Google's Desktop Search For Linux Is A Boon For Data Packrats
    - Universal iTunes Dispute Spotlights Better Ways To Sell Online Music
    - My iPhone Diary: A Thrill-Packed Friday Night Search For Steve Jobs' Latest Brainchild
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Beyond Postfix And Sendmail -- What Every IT Executive Needs To Know About Legacy E-Mail Infrastructure
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." -- Abe Lincoln


1. Editor's Note: July Fourth Is Time To Hail America's Tech Heroes

Independence Day typically revolves around fireworks, beaches, and picnics, with a little patriotism thrown in for good measure. It strikes me that nothing affirms the truth about the freedoms we enjoy more than the realization that the vast majority of technological innovations we enjoy -- from radio and television to computers and the Internet -- came to us by way of talented Americans, people who weren't always recognized in their own time for the heroes they were. So let's honor them this July Fourth.

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Alexander Wolfe
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2. Today's Top Story

Downed Electronic Jihad Site Flew Under The Radar
Al-jinan.org went undetected for more than four years, allowing users to use their own computers to launch denial-of-service attacks against anti-Islamic sites.

Related Story:

'Electronic Jihad' App Offers Cyberterrorism For The Masses
U.S. businesses would be greatly impacted by any large-scale cyberattacks because most of that infrastructure is run by companies in the private sector.


3. Breaking News

Tool-Carrying Robot Could Weed Out Tedious Farming Tasks
The remote-controlled Hortibot does not do away with human labor but can navigate through farm fields to relieve workers of some wearisome duties.

Exploding Cell Phone Kills Welder In China
High temperatures in the plant where the welder worked were said to have contributed to the explosion.

Is Apple Planning iPhone Nano?
A U.S. patent points to a cheaper version of the iPhone without the Web access, Wi-Fi support, e-mail, calendaring, and other functionality.

Intel, AMD Redesign Chips For Faster Virtualized Servers
Two years ago, less than 5% of the data center had been virtualized. By 2010, Intel projects that 25% of enterprise data center servers will be running in virtualization mode.

Shimmin On Software: How Open Source Can Save The Commercial Software Industry
Traditional software vendors, by working on their pet open source efforts, are learning to apply the human-driven mechanism behind open source in the service of their traditional, closed source solutions.

Microsoft Readies Six Security Bulletins, 3 Of Them For Critical Vulnerabilities
With six security bulletins on tap for next week's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is preparing to issue three critical updates, two important, and one moderate.

Microsoft Looks To Dodge Visa Limits With Canadian Software Center
The company says the new center will allow it to "recruit and retain highly skilled people affected by immigration issues in the U.S." and station them near its Washington headquarters.

LG Accuses Quanta Computers Of Patent Infringement
The lawsuit claims Taiwan-based Quanta has used LG's intellectual property in notebooks supplied to U.S. computer companies.

Nearly Half Of U.S. Homes Have Broadband, But Adoption Rate Slows
The Pew organization noted that 31% of rural Americans have home broadband links, compared with 49% of suburban residents and 52% of urban Americans.

Hacker Claims To Have Activated iPhone Without AT&T
The feat by "DVD Jon," Jon Lech Johansen, demonstrates how Apple's attention-getting gadget is likely to become a favorite target of tech tricksters.

Google Loses Gmail Name in Germany
The company says it will still provide Web e-mail in Germany, even though a German court ruled that another firm owns the Gmail trademark in the country.

Say 'Privet' To WiMax In Russia
Alcatel-Lucent tapped to build a mobile WiMax infrastructure for Russian telecom service provider Synterra.

Social Networking, Online Video Are Top Digital Trends
In the U.S. market and others where homes are saturated with televisions and DVD players, video content is a predominant part of consumers' daily lives, analysts said.

Hispanics To Drive Online Shopping Growth
Jupiter Research predicts that Hispanic online shoppers will spend $12.8 billion on retail products in 2007, or 11% of all online retail spending.

Sandia National Labs Worker Pleads To Cyberstalking Linkin Park Singer
A New Mexico woman admits hacking into a Yahoo server to access Chester Bennington's travel plans, pictures of his children, and online billing account.

Former Enterasys Executives Sentenced In Accounting Scandal
The sentencing closes lengthy investigation and court proceedings that involved several former executives of Enterasys, which was spun off from the once-high-flying Cabletron Systems.

Bill Gates Passed By Mexican Telecom Tycoon As World's Richest Man
Carlos Slim's total worth reportedly now stands at about $62.9 billion; Bill Gates is only worth about $59.2 billion.

EU Fines Telefonica Record 151.9 Million Euros
The European Union's top antitrust authority fined Spanish telecom firm Telefonica a record 151.9 million euros ($207 million) for squeezing out rivals from the high-speed Internet market.

Bell Canada's New Owners Could Cut Up, Sell Assets
The sale of BCE Inc. to a private-equity group could herald the end of a 127-year-old telecom conglomerate as pieces of the company are cut off and sold.

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4. The Latest Personal Tech Blog Posts
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We Still Need Net Neutrality Legislation
We haven't heard much about net neutrality legislation lately. That could be because the current Congress might actually be able to pass it, and opponents like AT&T and Verizon are laying low, spreading lobbying money, and trying to wait out that shocking possibility. That makes the Federal Trade Commission's anti-net neutrality announcement last week even more puzzling. Was it intended as a warning from the Bush administration to Congress to back off, or was it yet another shake of the money tree?

The iPhone Makes Watching Video More Like Reading A Book
The novelist John Irving made that observation years ago about the VCR, and each generation of video technology brings watching and reading closer together, making video more private and more under the user's control.

Google's Desktop Search For Linux Is A Boon For Data Packrats
You know what the worst thing is about having incredibly cheap storage technology? You find endless excuses to be a digital packrat. I didn't need to have an excuse before; I've just saved everything anyway, compulsively. What I've always needed is some way to plow through it all -- a magnet for the needles in my haystack -- and now Google has once again come to the rescue with a version of its Desktop Search product for Linux.

Universal iTunes Dispute Spotlights Better Ways To Sell Online Music
It's shaping up as a good news, bad news kind of week for Steve Jobs. On the plus side, he's launched the most popular modestly featured smartphone ever. (I can't say I was surprised that the iPhone we were ogling at my office feels heavier than my trusty BlackBerry.) In contrast, it couldn't have come as good news that the world's biggest record company, which has been selling its songs through the only online music store that matters, finally told Jobs to take the metaphorical gun away from its head.

My iPhone Diary: A Thrill-Packed Friday Night Search For Steve Jobs' Latest Brainchild
This journal of my Friday-night search for an iPhone has everything you look for in summer entertainment: suspense, fast driving, crime, sex, Eastern mysticism, finance, humor, and adventure.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

BreakthroughIT, Inc. seeking Technical Writer in Groton, CT

Openlink Financial seeking Client Support Analyst in Uniondale, NY

American Home Mortgage seeking Build Manager in Melville, NY

MarketSense seeking Database Developer in Burr Ridge, IL

Investment Technology Group seeking Sr. Software Engineer in New York, NY

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

Beyond Postfix And Sendmail -- What Every IT Executive Needs To Know About Legacy E-Mail Infrastructure
One of the challenges of e-mail network systems is the reliance upon legacy, open source technology for systems that continue to grow in size, importance, and business value. Read why large organizations must look to implement a true enterprise mail transport platform to support the growing array of business and operational requirements for e-mail traffic.


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