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02.26.01 2600 NEWS SECTION IS LAUNCHED
Welcome to the new incarnation of 2600's website. In addition to a brand new design, we've started an ambitious project to help keep our readers informed of the latest developments on a number of fronts.

02.26.01 FBI CONTINUES TRANSITION TO DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE
If you were worried that the FBI is lagging behind in their ability to listen in on your phone calls, you can rest easy. Thanks to the "Digital Storm" program and the $30 million allotted to the FBI Laboratory, it won't be long before those bulky tapes are a thing of the past.

02.26.01 "OFF THE HOOK" RAISES NINE GRAND FOR LISTENER LAWSUITS
The continuing crisis involving WBAI, the Pacifica Foundation, and listeners took an interesting twist last Tuesday during a two-hour fundraising edition of "Off The Hook" when host Emmanuel Goldstein announced midway through that every dollar pledged to the radio station would be matched by 2600 and that amount would also be donated to the listener lawsuit seeking to unseat the Pacifica National Board.

02.26.01 NSI PLAYING FAVORITES?
Could it be that our friends at Network Solutions discriminate against some users while letting others get away with not paying their bills?

02.26.01 "FREEDOM DOWNTIME" OFFICIALLY FINISHED
"Freedom Downtime," the 2600 documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the fight to stop the making of "Takedown," (a major motion picture based on Kevin Mitnick's life) has finally been finished. What this means is that we are now submitting it to various film festivals around the planet.

02.26.01 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AWARDED $10,000 IN WEB PARODY CASE
The American Civil Liberties Union won a $10,000 settlement on Tuesday for a high school student who was wrongfully punished by his school district after putting up a parody web page.

02.26.01 MPAA UPDATE - FEDS JOIN IN CASE AGAINST 2600
We have a new cast of characters facing off against us in court: the federal government.

02.26.01 MORE ON THE 'TAKEDOWN' DISASTER
A feature in today's Film Threat gives some insight into the mysteries behind the still-unreleased movie based on the life of Kevin Mitnick.

02.27.01 COUSIN OF DMCA HITS AUSTRALIA ON SUNDAY
A new law goes into effect on Sunday in Australia that is remarkably similar to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States. It's called the Digital Agenda Bill and it basically outlaws the supply, manufacture, and importation of "circumvention devices" in much the same way as the DMCA.

02.27.01 INTERNET ADVERTISING TO GET EVEN BIGGER
Thanks to the good folks at the Internet Advertising Bureau, we can all look forward to even bigger advertisements staring us in the face as we browse the web. Yes, this is the kind of article that will make you want to break things - don't say we didn't warn you.

02.27.01 CHINA TO WIPE IMPURITY FROM THE NET
In an apparent attempt to make its citizens the true Moral Majority, the Chinese government is once again tackling the issue of impurity and all around nasty thoughts on the Internet.

02.28.01 'OFF THE HOOK' PRE-EMPTED WITHOUT NOTICE
Tonight's edition of "Off The Hook" was pre-empted without any notice to us by WBAI. We expect to be on next week at the normal time. Stay tuned....

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