In Brief: Jun. 5, 2000

THE TRUTH IS ONLINE NASA's Mars Global Surveyor has been taking high-resolution color pictures of the surface of the red planet since 1997. Now NASA is releasing the first photographs to the public online at all 20,000 of them, and they're gorgeous. The south polar cap, above, frosted with carbon dioxide, looks like the swirl in the center of a toffee. So much for all those face-on-Mars rumors.

NONE OF YOUR E-BIZ How much do the dotcoms know about you? How much should they know? Last week Congress opened hearings on an FTC proposal that would put limits...

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