5th > October > 2001 Archive

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Zero-Knowledge bags anonymity service

Zero-Knowledge Systems' Freedom Network, an Internet privacy service that many believed would make on-line eavesdropping all but impossible, will cease to exist 22 October, the company announced Thursday. The Montreal-based privacy and security company notified its subscribers of the change in a curt support notice on the …
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Did Captain Cyborg implant a dog tracking chip?

We've often pondered exactly what the magic chip that Kevin Warwick believes transformed him into a cyborg is.
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Palm, Symbian postpone developer shows

Both Palm and Symbian today announced that their respective annual developer conferences would be postponed until next year, citing travel concerns in the wake of the WTC and Pentagon terror attacks.
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Gateway US sales fall

Gateway is in the mire.
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Compaq recalls fiery laptop adapters

Compaq has issued a recall and replace notice for 1.4m faulty laptop AC power adapters, after five caught fire.
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MSN UK offers flat-fee service

MSN is to offer flat-fee Net access in the UK for the first time - although the portal and Net services outfit insists it has no intention of attempting to become a major player in the ISP market.
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Atlantic Telecom shares suspended

Business telecoms and broadband outfit - Atlantic - has had its shares suspended on the London Stock Exchange "pending clarification of its financial position".
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http:// theregister…

Many of you have expressed irritation at your inability to log on from http://theregister.co.uk/And our complete inability to alter this unhappy state of affairs.
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Dell keeps the faith

Dell's third quarter financial results are on track. The company projects earnings of 15 to 16 cents per share, on revenue between $7.2 and $7.6 billion.
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Energis exits local loop debacle

Energis has pulled out of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) in a move that has further dented the Government's vision of a genuinely competitive "Broadband Britain".
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Price war exacts AMD toll

AMD warns that its third quarter loss will be far larger than previously projected, due to weaker than expected sales. The new figure is expected to be between $90 and $110 million (excluding restructuring and one-time charges, which will add about $80-110 million to the bill).
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Beenz.com sold in multi-million dollar deal

Beenz.com, the defunct online loyalty currency, is funct again. The company has been acquired by US-based marketing services agency, Carlson Marketing Group.
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Government cock-up over online PIN numbers

The Government may have sent out hundreds of activation PIN numbers for its online gateway to the wrong addresses.
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Finnish city plans switch from Windows to Linux

Finnish local government is leaning away from Windows and towards Linux, according to Helsingin Sanomat, the country's largest newspaper. The city of Turku, population around 200,000, has reacted to Microsoft's latest licensing changes by kicking off a study of Linux alternatives. And, according to the paper, other Finnish cities are watching developments with interest.
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NatWest replies to browser banking debacle

NatWest has got back to us over its decision to prevent access to its online banking service for the latest version of Navigator, Mozilla and Opera over security concerns. An official statement read:
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WinXP activation harmless, cuddly, says MS chief. Again.

Microsoft Windows Product Activation chief Allen Nieman was in London this morning for city number five on his tour of Europe, evangelising his baby. WPA is simple, unobtrusive, doesn't invade your privacy, almost cuddly and much misunderstood, apparently.
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Irish punters call for Net boycott

Irish Internet users are threatening a one-day Internet blackout by means of registering their frustration with incumbent telco Eircom.
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Digital right lobbyists picket UK record stores

The Campaign for Digital Rights (CDR) is planning a "day of action" tomorrow against record stores all over the country to complain about copy-protected CDs.
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Sun Micro Cuts 3,800 Jobs

Sun Microsystems became the latest company to add to the economic gloom by cutting 9 per cent of its 42,000 staff, an unprecedented number in the company's history. As a result of the job cuts and a reduction in facilities capacity, Sun will take a $500m charge this quarter.
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Uninterruptible power to the PC

A company has come up with a radical new concept for making "an old PC an object of consumers' interest"... by banging a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) underneath the PC box.
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Microsoft plans Java counterpunch for .NET

We're receiving credible reports that Microsoft will shortly unveil Java language support to .NET, alongside its home-brewed Java clone C#, and VB, in a project that goes under the internal name of "Java.NET".