A low-brow publicity stunt masquerading as a legislative measure called the School Website Protection Act of 2001 by US Senator Robert Torricelli (Democrat, New Jersey) would define criminal hacking as any action, even a harmless action, which "affects or impairs without authorization a computer of an elementary school or secondary school or institution of higher education."
The first and original effort to make a software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET runtimes is to join forces with one of the newcomers. Portable.NET will now co-ordinate its work with DotGNU, launched last month, under the GNU umbrella.
Undeterred by the failure of WAP in Europe - and as a brand it's so poorly regarded that it appears to have sunk in transit across the Atlantic: WAP services are not branded as such in the United States - the WAP Forum on Tuesday published revision 2.0.
The first Angel blew his trumpet, And there followed hail and fire mixed with blood, Which fell upon the Earth.... --Revelation 8:7
The Code Red worm is expected to re-awaken tonight (8:00 pm EST), and the media have been asked to help spread the word.
Guardian Unlimited columnist Neil McIntosh shares our view that the Code Red worm will have little effect on the cyber-comings and goings of the average Netizen this month, despite dire warnings promulgated through much of the mainstream press.
Transmeta isn't having it all its own way in the ultradense server market it's been pivotal in creating.
Time Computers has outsourced its onsite support operation to Surrey based Linetex Computers.
Apple appears to be holding back the release of its next-generation iMac because the market just isn't ready for it yet.
Telewest is signing up a thousand new broadband customers a week it revealed today.
Some copies of email attachments infected with the prolific SirCam worm also carry copies of other viruses, security experts have warned.
The Free Internet Group (FIG) has moved to ease fears about the future of its ISP service.
Microsoft will bundle music by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne with Windows XP. The song 'Like Humans Do' is culled from Byrne's solo album 'Look Into The Eyeball'.
ATI will launch against Nvidia's nForce chipset in Q4 with a graphics-oriented offering of its own, codenamed A3.
Sony's bottom was smacked today by Japan's Fair Trade Commission for breaking the country's trading regulations.
Quark says it never promised that the next version of Xpress would be bug-free, as Macworld UK reported, and that it's all a terrible misunderstanding. Macworld's Jonny Evans tells us that production gremlins were to blame for the claim that appeared before Macworld Expo, and no Quark rep said that.
A security flaw involving the server software that allows Quake III players to play the popular shoot-them-up over a network has been reported.
ReviewThe PrimaScan 2600U offers an excellent combination of price, ease of use and quality. It may never live up to the quality settings of the more expensive models, but it performs well enough given its hardware specifications.
Worldwide chip sales slumped to $11.60 billion in June, down 8.8 per cent on May's $12.71 billion.
A human rights group has called on computer and Internet companies involved in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to use their influence to bring about reform in China.
Fujitsu is ditching the desktop hard disk market to concentrate on the notebook and server sectors where it believes it can make more money.
Taiwanese chip foundry UMC saw profit turn into a massive loss during its most recently completed quarter, the second of its current fiscal year. And the company warned of worse to come.
Kitten Natividad, buxom star of the Russ Meyer's films Up!, and Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, ditched work at IBM as a key punch operator in 1969 to start stripping.
Countdown to ArmageddonThe Reuters wire service is reporting that Code Red has already cost an estimated $1.2 billion in damage, and may top out at an incredible $8.7 billion when its bitter reign of destruction finally ends.
Eidos, the publisher of the Tomb Raider series of games, has been forced to apologise through the pages of French newspaper Le Monde to French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur for giving a character in the game almost the same name.
Ailing alternative operating system developer Be is ridding itself of a third of its workforce, a week after reporting apparently improved quarterly results.
Both Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) were disappointed Thursday, as the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit denied their separate motions prior to their return to do battle in district court.
Although Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of Windows XP is billed as a bug fix, it actually implements a long-promised feature that disables current versions of some users' most trusted software.