Hacking Hotmail made easy
Some bright empiricist from Root-Core has discovered that anyone can log into their Hotmail account and then call messages from any other Hotmail account by crafting a URL with the second account's username and a valid message number.
Italians win Globalnet tussle
Globalnet Financial.com, the semi-comatose Web-based finance news operation, has torn up an agreed bid from New Media Spark, and is now selling itself to AISoftware, an Italian technology group.
Insight sets sights on Action – again
Insight Enterprises, the US direct marketing IT reseller, is poised to buy Action Computer Supplies, UK's biggest mail-order reseller, according to the Financial Mail on Sunday.
Infineon out to block all Rambus action against it
Infineon is seeking protection from future legal action that might be launched by Rambus alleging violation of the memory designer's DDR SDRAM patents.
Oftel to slash cost of mobile phone calls
Calls made to mobile phones are set to get cheaper, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.
General Semi to close Irish fab
US-based General Semiconductor is to close its County Cork, Ireland fab with the loss of 670 jobs.
VIA's Q2 profits to fall 30%, analysts predict
VIA is looking at a 30 per cent drop in earnings, Taiwanese analysts have forecast. The chipset maker is due to report its Q2 figures tomorrow.
More jobs to go at Baltimore
Internet security firm Baltimore Technologies is expected to announce the loss of an estimated 250 jobs when it announces it second quarter financial results on Wednesday.
Sony launches Bluetooth camcorders
Sony today launched two digital video cameras capable of transferring movies and stills across a Bluetooth wireless link.
Earth Lease toys with upping BT local loop bid
Earth Lease is considering upping its £8 billion offer for BT's local loop, according to the FT.
NEC joins 3G forces with Matsushita
NEC and Matsushita are to work together in developing 3G software. The software will concentrate on getting video to the handsets - something that will remain a main selling point when the networks and handsets are finally available.
Epson Stylus Photo 895
ReviewAs digital cameras are replacing their film counterparts, photographers are being forced to use PCs to view and print their images. Epson has come up with a solution enabling PC-phobes to output images without ever touching a computer.
Queen goes tea-towel e-commerce crazy
The Queen has got over the shock of losing money once in a dotcom venture and got into e-commerce on her new Balmoral site.
Eidos in clear over Columbine
In April, families of the victims of the 1999 Columbine high school massacre launched a legal assault on a number of entertainment companies, accusing violent games of being behind the shootings.
NTL trials wireless broadband
NTL is trialling wireless broadband services in London in a move that could extend the reach hi-speed Net access outside of its cable franchise areas.
MS firewall is holier than the Pope
UpdatedMicrosoft's much vaunted first security product has become the subject of three separate security problems.
Computer gamers have under-developed brains
Kids who play computer games are more likely to grow up violent and anti-social.
AMD launches ‘Morgan’ Duron ahead of ‘Palomino’ Athlon
AMD today launched a 1.1GHz mobile Athlon 4 and a 900MHz mobile Duron to go with it.
MicronPC cuts back on AMD – in public
UpdateMicronPC is to stop selling AMD-powered machines to small and medium businesses and to government. The company - America's third biggest direct sales PC maker - says the decision to sell Intel-only into these sectors will "streamline our product line, simplifying our customers' buying decisions and reducing our engineering and product development costs".
Click here for the real news
Inspired, or rather, ashamed by an article today in the Guardian's media section, we've decided to do a links story on some people who use the Internet in its most revolutionary aspect - bypassing the rich and powerful on the planet to get their own message across.
BTopenworld shuts Coventry call centre
More than 100 jobs have been lost at BTopenworld's call centre in Coventry as part of the broadband operation's bid to rationalise its support network.
MS engineers receive free whoopee cushions
Qualified Microsoft engineers have been sent free whoopee cushions from the Beast of Redmond to encourage them to take Windows 2000 certification.
33 million people use Net in UK
Two out of three people in the UK have access to the Net in one form or another, according to the latest ponderings from Jupiter MMXI.
Handspring slices PDA prices by up to 25%
Handspring doesn't appear to have launched any new PDAs today - at least, not yet; it's early in the day as we write this - as the troubled Palm-licensee is expected to, but it has cut the prices of its current line-up.
Football clubs score with highlights over the Net
Weekend reports suggest that Premiership football clubs are lining up to charge fans to watch highlights of games on the Internet.
Online DIY couple divorce thanks to Net
A couple that managed to renovate their home by broadcasting their DIY antics over the Web are to divorce, thanks to the Internet.
Xbidit suspends operations
Xbidit, the UK channel auction site that sprung up towards the end of the dotcom boom, has suspended operations.
Top-tier PC makers demand VIA Pentium 4 chipset
At least three of the world's top ten PC makers have told Taiwan's mobo makers they must have product based on VIA's controversial Pentium 4 chipset, the P4X266.