In Brief: Nov. 12, 2001

EYE SPY These days, employees who forget passwords or misplace ID badges are more than an annoyance--they're a security risk. Panasonic thinks it has a solution: the Authenticam ($240), an iris-scanning security camera that hooks up to a PC. Since it runs off the computer's horsepower, it's cheaper than door-mounted devices. You can even use it at home; it doubles as a webcam.

FORGET ME NOT Where do old Web pages go to die? If they're lucky, the Internet Archive, a nonprofit project to preserve the history of the Web. The archive recently marked its fifth birthday by launching the Wayback...

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