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Sun WTC staff are all alive

Although it may look like clutching at straws after the slaughter of so many lives, minor miracles do appear have taken place.
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Kimble.org offers $10m reward for arrest of bin Laden

Kim Schmitz - computer hacker turned Internet millionaire - is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading directly to the arrest of Usama bin Laden, the man many believe is behind the terror attacks in the US.
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Handspring pre-announces two new Visor PDAs

Handspring will launch two new PDAs next week, the Visors Pro and Neo, the company has admitted after some initial shipments hit store shelves too soon.
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‘Fluffi Bunni’ hacker declares Jihad

An undisclosed number of Web sites have had their front page redirected by "Fluffi Bunni" in response to the events that have shaken the world.
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Be to appeal against Nasdaq de-listing

Alternative operating system vendor Be has been threatened with having its stock booted off Nasdaq.
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Palm gets snotty with Palm-friendly Web sites

Palm has been tacitly threatening Web sites set up by fans of its PDAs with legal action for alleged trademark infringement if they don't license the company's name or change their own.
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Hard times for Linux biz

A day after Caldera-spin off Lineo laid off 22 per cent of its staff, Caldera itself confirmed fifty one redundancies. Up to 20 per cent more are expected according to Linuxgram, which first caught wind of the redundancies a couple of weeks ago.
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Anonymous Remailers Survive Politech Attack

The anonymous remailer network isn't closing, despite an alarmist and inaccurate story by Wired's Declan McCullagh, and postings to his own widely-read Politech mailing list.
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MS forecasts XP will generate £13.2bn in UK

Microsoft is forecasting the launch of Windows XP will generate £13.2 billion in IT sales across the UK in the year following its launch.
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HP ships chipset staffers to Intel

Hewlett-Packard has transferred nearly 100 chipset designers to Intel, almost certainly to develop Itanium support chips.
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Down's Syndrome screening failures linked to Y2K bug

More than 150 pregnant women may have been given incorrect results from a test for Down's Syndrome because of the Y2K software bug.
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Airline security measures damage e-ticket simplicity

New security measures installed at the request of the FAA at all US airports will remove much of the simplicity of tickets bought over the Internet.
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Letter from Cisco

I read your story 'Sales reps peddle through terror aftermath'(12/09/2001) with great distress.
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So how much memory does XP need?

Microsoft's XP sales push to UK system builders, at the annual Personal Computer Association conference, prompted friendly discussion on the memory requirement for the OS.
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STMicro trims workforce by 2500

STMicroelectronics intends to rid itself of six per cent of its workforce - some 2500 staff in total - this year, although only 650 of them will be fired. The rest will go through voluntary redundancy schemes, the company has said in an email sent to the Bloomberg newswire.
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This is how we know Echelon exists

The European Parliament published its report into the Echelon spying system last week in which it concluded it did exist, was against the law and that the UK had a lot of explaining to do.
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Anna Kournikova virus author stands trial

The author of the infamous Anna Kournikova email worm has appeared in court in the Netherlands with prosecutors calling for a lenient sentence for his admitted crime.
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Creditors cast doubt on Hynix bail-out plan

Hynix's $5.4 billion debt rescue plan is, like the troubled memory maker itself, in danger of collapse after a creditors' meeting failed to back the company's plan.
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UK shares out £25m XP ad bonanza

Microsoft will spend £10 million marketing XP in the UK.
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PC builders have to sell 20% more kit to stand still

UK system builders have to sell 20 per cent more kit than they did last year just to stand still.
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BTopenworld to get new chief exec

BTopenworld is looking for a new chief exec following today's announcement that CEO Andy Green is to take charge of BT Ignite from November.
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SSL toolkit flaw poses risk

A vulnerability has been discovered in versions of software development toolkits from RSA Security, which could allow an attacker to bypass SSL client authentication.
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Over-zealous mourners backtrack

It's hard to know how to react when something on the scale of the recent attacks occurs, however in attempting to do something tangible to express their concern, some people got carried away.
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DNS mega-hack hits thousands of sites

Thousands of UK Web sites registered with domain name registrar NetNames had their front pages redirected to a rant by hacker Fluffi Bunni this morning.