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01.15.04 A NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON
The brand new HOPE site has begun to take form.

02.04.04 UPDATE ON NEW MITNICK BOOK
As reported on the December 10, 2003 edition of "Off The Hook," Kevin Mitnick, along with his co-author William Simon, has been commissioned to write a second book tentatively titled "The Art of Intrusion" which will look at mitigation and prevention of attacks by telling stories of some of the most interesting hacks ever performed. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching.

02.09.04 WINTER ISSUE RELEASED
The winter edition of 2600 is now out. Subscribers should already be receiving it and if it's not on sale where you normally find it, it should be very soon. If you prefer to get it from us directly, simply go to our online store.

03.05.04 ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR 5TH HOPE
We've started online registration for The Fifth HOPE, scheduled for July 9-11 in New York City.

04.12.04 "OFF THE HOOK" DVD-R NOW AVAILABLE
The "Off The Hook" DVD-R is now available from our online store.

04.23.04 STEVE WOZNIAK TO GIVE SATURDAY KEYNOTE AT FIFTH HOPE
We're happy to announce that Steve Wozniak, who helped to shape the very nature of today's computers with his Apple Computer designs, will be the Saturday keynote speaker at The Fifth HOPE this July in New York City.

05.10.04 SPRING 2004 ISSUE AVAILABLE
The Spring 2004 issue of 2600 has been released and is already in the hands of many subscribers. You should be able to find it at your friendly local bookstore if it's friendly enough to carry us. And if they're not, suggest that they do! As always, you can order this issue plus a whole lot more through our online store.

05.15.04 1989 EDITIONS OF "BRAIN DAMAGE" NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Another year of the WUSB radio show "Brain Damage" is now available for downloading or streaming here. These episodes (36 in all) are from 1989.

05.21.04 MITNICK, WOZNIAK, BIAFRA TO HEADLINE FIFTH HOPE PROGRAM
We've already received a huge response to our original call for speakers. If you've emailed us already, we will be contacting you by the end of May if your submission is accepted.

05.24.04 FIFTH HOPE WIKI FOR INFORMATION, PLANNING, AND DISCUSSION
The Fifth HOPE, our conference this July in midtown Manhattan, is rapidly approaching, and we're proud to announce a new feature for the conference: The Fifth HOPE Wiki.

05.28.04 HOTEL SOLD OUT DURING 5TH HOPE - HOW TO STILL GET ROOMS
We've heard from a number of people that the Hotel Pennsylvania, site of The Fifth HOPE conference this July, is sold out for Friday and Saturday of that weekend. However it is still possible to get rooms if you follow our instructions.

06.21.04 SPEAKER SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE FOR THE FIFTH HOPE
We've finished compiling the speaker schedule for our upcoming conference (The Fifth HOPE) in July. We have nearly 70 talks and panels on all kinds of hacker-related topics, more than we've ever scheduled before. Whether you're into computers, phones, lockpicking, activism, hacking, phreaking, encryption, pirate radio, legal issues, publishing, or even if you're just plain curious, there's something for you here. Add to that the round-the-clock movie room, workshops, and massive computer network and you'll wonder how so much can get crammed into a single weekend.

06.24.04 ADDITIONAL FIFTH HOPE PANEL: BRUCE SCHNEIER / PREREGISTRATION ENDS SOON
We have a little bit of schedule juggling to announce. We're please to have world renowned security expert and author of Applied Cryptography Bruce Schneier join our speaking schedule for The Fifth HOPE, which runs from July 9 to 11 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

06.30.04 FIFTH HOPE PRESS AND VENDOR REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
As The Fifth HOPE's arrival becomes imminent, we're now taking registrations for press and vendors at the conference.

07.07.04 DMCA STRIKES AGAIN: SOME 2600.COM PAGES REMOVED FROM GOOGLE
We received a curious letter in our email the other day from the legal department of the popular search engine Google.

07.17.04 FIFTH HOPE AFTERMATH
The Fifth HOPE by all accounts was a smash success. We're still in the process of recovery which is why it's taken so long to update things here. We want to thank everyone who attended and everyone who helped make this event the best one yet.

07.17.04 SUMMER 2004 ISSUE RELEASED
The Summer 2004 issue of 2600 is now out. It should be in your hands if you're a subscriber and starting to appear on newsstands everywhere. If you prefer to order it online, you can find it in our online store where you can also subscribe.

07.19.04 "FREEDOM DOWNTIME" DVD NOW ON SALE
Years in the making, the "Freedom Downtime" DVD is now available. This is a two disc set and contains all kinds of extra material in addition to the film itself.

07.26.04 NEW 2600 SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE
We have two new t-shirts to offer our faithful readers. Since this is our 20th anniversary, it's only right for us to come up with a special shirt for the occasion. And as we continue to recover from The Fifth HOPE, we're offering our remaining shirts from the conference while supplies last.

The complete 2600 clothing line is available at our online store.

08.03.04 2600 MEETING IN NEW YORK NOT AFFECTED BY LATEST TERROR ALERT
Despite the fact that they've actually gone and named the very building that we have our monthly meetings in as a potential target for the next terrorist attack, there will be no changes in this month's New York City 2600 meeting at the Citigroup Center. At least not on our end.

09.01.04 2600 EDITOR EMMANUEL GOLDSTEIN AMONG 900+ ARRESTED AT ANTI-RNC PROTESTS
We've received word that Emmanuel Goldstein, the founder and editor of 2600, was among the hundreds of people arrested at the demonstrations against the Republican National Convention in New York City.

09.02.04 UPDATE: EMMANUEL GOLDSTEIN FINALLY RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
After over 30 hours in custody, 2600 editor Emmanuel Goldstein was finally released from custody early Thursday morning. He was never taken before a judge and was instead given a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) charging him with disorderly conduct. More details will be posted later.

09.03.04 2600 MEETINGS TODAY - SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW YORK
Today is the first Friday of the month which means it's once again time for the monthly 2600 meetings. A full list of meetings can be found here.

09.05.04 NEW YORK 2600 MEETING BACK TO (ALMOST) NORMAL
We're pleased to say that the New York City 2600 meetings appear to be back to some semblance of normalcy. This doesn't mean that they're not still a victim of the craziness sweeping the land but at least we're not literally out in the street.

09.05.04 "TAKEDOWN" TO FINALLY BE RELEASED IN USA AS "TRACK DOWN"
The movie that outraged the hacker community and served as a catalyst for our own documentary on the Kevin Mitnick story has finally (and quietly) been given a release in the United States.

09.14.04 NOTES FROM THE RNC - THE 8/31 EXPERIENCE
2600 Editor Emmanuel Goldstein was arrested along with 1200 others in the streets of New York on August 31. Like many, he wasn't a part of the demonstrations that were taking place but was filming and recording what was happening from a city sidewalk. This is his story of what happened that day along with audio, video, and pictures.

Click here to view the full story.

10.29.04 FIRST AUDIO OF FIFTH HOPE PANELS AVAILABLE
We're continuing to work on The Fifth HOPE VCD collection which we hope to have available in the near future. In the meantime, we'll be releasing audio of various talks and panels as we complete them. This week we have all three of our keynote addresses available for streaming or download. Friday's keynote was given by Kevin Mitnick, Saturday's was given by Steve Wozniak, and Sunday's was given by Jello Biafra.

11.03.04 FALL 2004 ISSUE RELEASED
The Fall 2004 issue of 2600 is finally out. It should now be in your hands if you're a subscriber and it's starting to appear on newsstands all over the world. If you prefer to order it online, you can find it in our online store where you can also subscribe.

11.30.04 CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST 2600 EDITOR
In a move that came as somewhat of a surprise, the City of New York dropped on Monday all charges pending against 2600 editor Emmanuel Goldstein. The charges stemmed from his arrest August 31 at the protests surrounding the Republican National Convention. As we reported at the time, he was arrested while filming a protest taking place on East 16th Street. (His notes, photos, audio, and videos of the event are available online.)

12.03.04 NEW 2600 RSS FEED + OTH/OTW SHOW DELIVERY
2600.com is now making available an RSS feed for our readers' convenience. It contains the headlines for articles posted to our website, and in addition can be used to automate downloading of our radio programs Off the Hook and Off the Wall.

12.03.04 ALL FIFTH HOPE AUDIO FILES NOW AVAILABLE
As mentioned previously, we've been working on compiling the audio and video from The Fifth HOPE, and we're pleased to announce that all of the audio from the conference (some 78 hour-long files covering 69 panels) is now available.

12.05.04 CHAOS COMMUNICATIONS CONGRESS SCHEDULE RELEASED
The longest continuing hacker gathering that we're aware of has announced the schedule for its talks later this month.

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