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How we can save PGP – Zimmermann

PGP inventor Phil Zimmermann says PGP can be saved, and has outlined how in an interview with The Register yesterday.
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HP, Sun square off over server share

The phrase "rapid rebuttal" has a new meaning these days.
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Bridge seeks broadband resellers

Bridge Broadband - a subsidiary of Flexia plc - is on the hunt for a dozen partners to resell its two-way satellite broadband service.
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Sircam Merger: Ziff Davis caught in crossfire

The mud is really flinging in the Sircam Merger, with leading dissident Walter Hewlett Jr. leaking an unpublished Ziff Davis Media survey which found that IT buyers are likely to reduce their spend with HPaQ pos-merger on his web site votenohpcompaq.com.
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FTC puts the kibosh on Palm Net ads

Palm Inc has admitted that it misled US customers over the internet and enterprise capabilities of some of its handheld computers. The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered Palm to change future marketing materials to make clear that several of its models require add-on hardware to access internet and email services, and …
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HP recalls 2.5m printer power cables

Hewlett-Packard is replacing power cords for sundry inkjet printers because the connectors can break, exposing users to risk from electric shocks.
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Intel happy with seasonal pattern

Intel Corp said the return to seasonal patterns in the chip market was holding in the current quarter when it released its mid quarter financial update yesterday. The Santa Clara, California-based vendor said it expected revenues for the first quarter to come in between $6.6bn and $6.9bn. It had earlier forecast a revenue …
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BTopenworld in multi-million broadband push

BTopenworld is to launch a major marketing push to promote its broadband service.
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BT.com is well again

BT's Web site appears to be up and running again a week after it started getting hot flushes and becoming prone to fainting.
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Amazon settles 1-Click patent dispute

Amazon.com Inc yesterday confirmed it has settled a two-year-old patent infringement lawsuit with Barnesandnoble.com LLC, though it declined to disclose the terms. The deal draws a line under what is probably the second-most controversial patent dispute after BT Group Plc's still unresolved claim on hyperlinking. "Other …
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Sputnik: Open Source wireless public network

The three co-founders of the Linux services company Linuxcare are on another Open Source adventure, this one an attempt to spread the use of public wireless networks, while at the same time providing a more secure wireless product for large companies.
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Twinkle, twinkle little LED (now I know what's in your head)

Security researchers have published a paper warning that LED status indicators on datacomms kit can leak information to eavesdroppers.
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BTopenworld SurfTimers face the boot

Several hundred subscribers of BTopenworld SurfTime face eviction at the end of the month unless they curb their usage of the unmetered Internet access service.
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2001: vintage year for virus infections

Firms were hit last year by an average of 113 virus infections per month for every 1,000 computers they own, according to a survey of end users by ICSA Labs.
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Sun sues MS for poisoning Java

Sun Microsystems has filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft alleging that its anticompetitive behaviour has harmed the development of Java.
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It's bloody hard to run a forum (in Sweden)

Update Aftonbladet, a leading Swedish evening newspaper, pulled down its online comment forums, following a court ruling this week that it was responsible for death threats against Jews posted on its site.