Looks like those web
filters are not working out very well. Yahoo
is accused of helping jail another Chinese writer. Microsoft
wins a court ruling in an antitrust case.
Microsoft has already agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle a number
of class-action suits brought under state laws. Tuesday's ruling doesn't affect
those cases, but does prevent a nationwide class-action suit under federal law
from moving forward. The suit largely covered purchases of Windows made in the
mid-to late-1990s, as well as application software such as Word and Excel.