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> Extreme Networks shows new WLAN switches and APs aiming to simplify centrally managed WiFi networks. Story

> Carriers in five countries will try out a $39 WiFi phone from Irvine, California-based Hop-On. Release

> Newbury Networks releases Watchdog 5.0 which precisely locates -- and blocks -- unauthorized users trying to enter networks. Story

> eWeek's Larry Seltzer says that municipal WiFi plans such as Philadelphia's are security disasters in the making. Story

> Verizon Wireless says it will make its two EV-DO based services, BroadbandAccess and V CAST, available to half the US population by the end of this year. Website

> Nextel is launching a series of non-WiMax wireless broadband trials. Story

98.9 percent of US libraries offer Internet access, 18 percent have WiFi. Report

> Is the use of RFIDs bringing us closer to an Orwellian 1984 world? Commentary

> Making the case for a quicker adoption of active RFID. Analysis

> Library workers and a few 1960s lefties protested at UC-Berkeley against the decision to use RFIDs in the campus library system. Story

> RIM announces Bluetooth-enabled wearable Blackberry smart card reader. Story

> CommWarrior mobile phone virus hits UK. Story

> Microsoft promotes broadband TV technology in UK. Story

And Finally... As Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "It's always something." Or, as The New York Times' David Pogue says, there are plenty of technologies that can get you online wirelessly these days, but there's always a catch. Story

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