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Bruce Schneier on crypto, the FBI, privacy and more

This is a special issue of Crypto-Gram, devoted to the September 11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Please distribute this issue widely.
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Intel's Desktop Roadmap

Updated With the 2GHz Pentium 4 nicely launched, Intel's attention will now turn to its successor, the 0.13 micron die-shrink codenamed Northwood, due to ship in November at 2GHz and 2.2GHz.
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We'll fork the Web to keep it Free – Perens

Free software developers are ready and willing to take up the challenge of creating open web standards, if the W3C implements royalty-bearing licenses.
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DSL should be £20 a month, says report

DSL services must be subsidised if the price is to fall sufficiently to make it a mass-market broadband product.
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A masterclass in ISP nonsense from 08002go.com

When is a business not out of business? When the managing director of 08002go.com says so.
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BT urges reasoned debate on broadband

Sir Peter Bonfield, chief exec of BT, has warned that the public debate over broadband has become "disconnected from reality" and that hi-speed Net access is not "the answer to everything".
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Nortel reaches rock bottom

Nortel Networks has revised its forecasts to warn of deeper net losses of $3.6 billion on lower than expected revenues of $3.5 billion.
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VIA September sales fall further

VIA sold NT$2.598 billion ($75.268 million) worth of silicon last month.
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3ware ends life of Escalade storage line

3ware, an American enterprise storage vendor, has decided to drop its Escalade line of storage switch products and focus solely on its Palinade line.
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ATI nudges toward profitability

ATI today said it made $2.2 million (one cent a share) in the three months to 31 August, the company's final quarter of its 2001 fiscal year.
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MS forecasts double-digit PC growth

This year, PC sales worldwide will fall for the first time, and the longterm prognosis for the market is poor, according to some pundits.
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Colt Telecom riding high after funding scare ends

Colt Telecom has dramatically recovered from funding worries today with the announcement that major shareholder Fidelity is to increase its stake from 47.7 per cent to 54 per cent.
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Azlan in reverse profits warning

Azlan, the European networking distie/trainingfirm , has broken through the doom and gloom with an upbeat trading statement.

BEA under attack from IBM

Reports from Reuters indicate that BEA is going to come under intensified pressure from IBM as Big Blue has set about bundling WebSphere with its servers and has also developed a partnership with a European software house that, previously, worked with BEA.
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New .info roll-out in all sorts of trouble

The "landrush" for new .info domains is exposing weaknesses in its registrar's infrastructure and already protest sites are sprouting up.
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Openwoe offers free DSL installation for existing punters

BTopenworld is offering 850,000 existing narrowband customers the chance to upgrade to its broadband DSL service for nowt.
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Win XP doesn't work with WorksSuite Money 2001

Updated There is a very serious issue with Microsoft's WorksSuite Money 2001 product working on Windows XP - it doesn't. And this means system builders may delay selling XP based machines.
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FBI lists 20 most dangerous Internet security holes

The FBI has teamed up with the industry experts to formulate a list of the 20 most important Internet security vulnerabilities.
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EMI signs to Pressplay

EMI has taken the first step toward the creation of a universal digital music delivery platform by licensing its back catalogue to Pressplay, nominally a rival to EMI's joint venture with BMG and Warner, MusicNet.
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RIAA targets post-Napster MP3 sharers

The Recording Industry Ass. of America has sued peer-to-peer MP3 file sharing services FastTrack, Grokster and MusicCity.
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DRAM forecast to sink below $1 in Q4

DRAM is forecast to plummet through the $1 barrier before the end of the year.
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Zimmermann defends strong crypto against govt assault

Strong cryptography does more good for society than harm and placing backdoors in encryption products to allow law enforcement access to plain text messages would be "worse than futile", encryption guru Phil Zimmermann told The Register today.
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W3C denies misleading world+dog on RAND license status

The W3C today denied that it has misled the web community on the status of its controversial RAND license, but confirmed to us that RAND was effectively already in "beta".
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Brain-scans can defeat terrorism, InfoSeek founder claims

Just when you thought crowd surveillance with facial recognition gear was the sickest idea circulating, some naive do-gooder comes along with 'brain fingerprinting' to detect evil memories, loudly urging its use as a public security measure in the wake of the 11 September tragedies.

Sun goes the whole Enchilada

Details of the proposed specification of a Solaris system featuring an appliance-optimised version of Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC III processor have been leaked to El Reg.