US federal agents filed a record 1,005 applications to perform electronic surveillance and covert physical burglaries in supposed terrorism and espionage investigations last year, all of which were granted, according to US Department of Justice (DoJ) figures made public Wednesday. The FBI's national security wiretapping in …
Microsoft's UK Web site was defaced late Thursday by Prime Suspectz with a simple re-direct page and the unostentatious message: "Thank you for visiting. You are now being redirected to the Microsoft UK web site. Please click here if you are not redirected within 5 seconds. ©2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
The FBI on Thursday nailed three Chinese nationals -- two Lucent Technologies scientists and a hanger-on -- on charges of forming a company called ComTriad Technologies through which they sold Lucent trade secrets to a Chinese outfit they formed with a commercial cabal of Beijing plutocrats known as Datang Telecom Technology.
Atlanta, Georgia ISP EarthLink co-founder and 'Church' of Scientology dupe Reed Slatkin is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for running an investment scam, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Several exploits have been developed for a buffer overflow vulnerability in servers running IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, which we reported on Tuesday.
These are unsettling times for workers at BT.
BT has been found not guilty of anti-competitive behaviour following its introduction of bundled voice and Net products at the end of last year.
The world's first text message poetry competition has been decided and the winner is 22-year-old student Hetty Hughes. Hetty is doing a degree in peace studies and was in the midst of an essay on the United Nations when she caught sight of a pic of her gran. The text poem was finished minutes later. This is it:
Evesham.com's operations director Luke Ireland is leaving the business to start his own venture. He'd been with the company for 10 years, and if you want to wish him well his last day is 1 June.
Some Microsoft updates just take longer to arrive than others. It's taken 25 years to refine Bill Gates' Open Letter to Hobbyists, and in the best tradition of second system syndrome, the follow-up is not only massively bloated, but a lot less usable than the original.
Blueyonder has cut the cost of its broadband Net access service.
Jobless high technology workers are beating a path to the doors of Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, in order to find work.
The latest version of the popular CD recording software Easy CD Creator, version 5, is killing Windows 2000 machines stone dead so hold off until you have read all the guidance.
ASUSTek has signed up Ideal Hardware to distribute its mobos into the UK system builder market.
Computacenter has told 73 workers that they are at risk of being jobless after its decision to re-integrate its ebusiness division back into its main operation.
AOL is considering what amounts to all out war on Microsoft and Windows XP, according to a document obtained by Betanews, which has been getting its hands on some corkers of late. If genuine the document is an AOL internal strategy memo listing "response scenarios" to XP. Practically all of them are seriously hardball, and at their most extreme they'd add up to recruiting an OEM coalition to topple Microsoft from the desktop while destabilising the XP rollout.
Psion chief exec David Levin has said Q1 sales are significantly ahead of last years at the company's AGM today.
Samsung wheeled out three new quad-channel Rambus memory modules yesterday aimed at servers and high-end PCs.
NEC's results are out today and it's a tale of two halves. In the early part of its financial year it enjoyed strong sales of cellular telephones and growth of its PC and semiconductor memory business, this more than offset weak sales from mainframe computers and colour LCDs.
British kids are the fattest ever, and it's all down to mobiles. Apparently.
AMD looks set to launch its next-generation Athlon, codenamed Palomino, at a special event on 15 May.
The Cult of the Dear Leader proceeds apace at Microsoft, as yesterday's stage-managed piece of source-mongering by Craig Mundie amply testifies. In his preamble to his Shared Source presentation, Craig tips the hat to His Billness, who seems now to all intents and purposes the inventor of the Internet:
Nvidia is the world's leading graphics chip maker... almost.
AOL UK has launched an urgent investigation after receiving complaints from people unable to cancel their free trial to the Internet service.
BT is continuing in its telecoms boot sale with a 33 per cent stake in Malaysian operator Maxis up for the taking.
One of Britain's richest women has given £10 million to help launch an Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
If there was a channel drought of boxed versions of Intel's P4s earlier in the week things seem to have eased up now.
DailyRadar.com has become the latest in gaming Web sites to be switched off. A note on its site says: "Well, folks... The internet soufflé has collapsed (you probably read about it in the news), and Daily Radar is no longer publishing. Here's the top ten reasons Daily Radar will no longer publish:"
Compaq UK is running a reseller price promo throughout in May. In other words the dealers get the discount and then it's up to them to decide how much to pass on to Johnny Punter. In practice, the customers will get, more or less the lot, so street prices should come in at up to 20 per cent cheaper than Big Q is currently quoting for typical Buying Prices
Napster is talking to Microsoft about licensing Windows Media Technology as the basis for its future subscription-based, copyright-protecting music sharing service.
Intel is offering students cash incentives not to become part of its workforce.
The launch of a service that promises consumers high-speed Internet connections over mobile phones will fall short of delivering the functions business users enjoy.
ISP ExciteAtHome may shut down its Internet portal Excite.com if no buyers step in soon Businessweek claims.