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Thursday, August 24, 2000

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  • Judge Rules Against Hacker Journalist Emmanuel Goldstein

    Last week a federal judge in New York permanently barred a Hacker journalist from posting or linking to a software code that unlocks the copy-protection encryption of DVD movie discs. [includes rush transcript]

  • Turkey Attempts to Write Armenian Genocide Out of History Books

    Yesterday on the program, we looked at how the Microsoft Corporation is under fire because its Encarta encyclopedia calls the death of at least 600,000 Armenians during the last days of the Ottoman Empire the first genocide of the 20th Century. As we said on the show yesterday this is certainly not a radical assertion. Most historians agree with that characterization. But after the Turkish government objected, Microsoft’s Encarta reportedly told so me of its authors to consider the so-called other side of the story. The authors say they were told by Microsoft that if they did not agree to certain revisions the company would publish it with Microsoft’s revisions and without their names. [includes rush transcript]