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President Meets Muslim Leaders in Post-9/11 First. For the first time since Sept. 17, President Bush met yesterday with a group of Muslim and Arab-American leaders, some of whom had been pressing to meet him since early this year. By The New York Times. [New York Times: Politics]


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Bush Finds a Friend in Carpenters’ Union President. Douglas J. McCarron, president of the carpenters’ union, who pulled the organization out of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., has emerged as President Bush best friend. By Steven Greenhouse. [New York Times: Politics]

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Mozilla Rising … As A Platform [Slashdot]
This article is about the Mozilla rising article on salon:

“For years, people have warned that when Microsoft took over the browser market, browsers would atrophy from a lack of competition. Now they say they’ve been proved right — I.E. is not changing. Microsoft denies that’s the case. As proof, a representative pointed to three new features in I.E. 6.0 — the media toolbar, the “content advisor” and automatic image resizing. (In its review of I.E. 6.0, CNET’s Browser.com said of auto-resizing: “This isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. Honest.”)”

Microsoft Buys Security Softw

Microsoft buys security software upstart. The company agrees to acquire security specialist XDegrees, in a move to further the software giant’s goals of improving Windows security. [CNET News.com]

Arafat Faction To Curb Attacks Palestinian Lead

Arafat faction to curb attacks. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s mainstream Fatah movement says it rejects and will prevent attacks on civilians in Israel. [BBC News | WORLD]

Tyranny Terror And Technologynbsp

Tyranny, Terror, and Technology.  Some thoughts about the intersection between the challenges confronting business, and those confronting government and society. [Ray Ozzie’s Weblog]