22nd > May > 2002 Archive

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Net radio wins reprieve

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - the pigopoly dominated by the five biggest record labels - has suffered a setback in its attempt to extinguish Net music broadcasts. A royalty proposal that strongly favored the RIAA, produced by the arbitration panel CARP, has been rejected by the Library of Congress on the advice of the Register of Copyrights, Marybeth Peters.
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MCI paralyzes US Reg bureau

A week before US homeland defense chiefs warned of further domestic subversion, the nation's most notorious homegrown crime syndicate was quietly going about its lethal business.
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BTo extends ADSL promo

The price war for broadband is hotting up following news that BTopenworld is to extend its free ADSL activation offer.
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Mobile operators want EU hands-off

A group of 18 representatives from European mobile operators yesterday went to Brussels to meet with European Commission to ask for less restrictive regulations to be placed upon them, and for a certain amount of leeway until 3G services are launched. The meeting took place under the banner of the European GSM Association …
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Trend Micro strengthens hybrid worm defences

Anti-virus vendor Trend Micro Inc is expanding its software and services portfolio on order to respond to hybrid worms and malicious code attacks such as Nimda. The company currently offers pattern file responses and scanning to enable customers to respond to malicious attacks, but it is now reacting to customer concerns …
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Small shareholders seek to block Hynix creditor takeover

Yesterday in the Seoul District Court, a group claiming to represent holders of 38 million Hynix Semiconductor Inc shares (3.8% of the company) sought to prevent shareholders including the KEB, Korea Development Bank and Hanvit Bank converting KRW 3 trillion ($2.3bn) of bonds into shares, which would give them sufficient …
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Symantec speeds appliance with AES

Symantec Corp has upgraded its line of VelociRaptor firewall and VPN appliances to support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for VPN security that is said to be three times faster than conventional Triple DES encryption. Unlike DES, the federal standard which was designed for hardware, AES runs efficiently in a broad …
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Altnet plays P2P leapfrog

There's at least eight young companies with peer-to-peer content delivery network stories on the market at the moment, each hoping to revolutionize the internet and save companies money, but Altnet Inc, which launched this week, reckons it can leapfrog them all, The company, a subsidiary of Brilliant Digital Entertainment …
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MS customers flirt with increased Windows costs

The majority of Microsoft Corp's enterprise customers risk missing the deadline for looming licensing changes, and face massive increases to software price rises as a result. Analyst GartnerGroup warned yesterday customers who miss the July 31 start for Microsoft's Licensing 6.0 could pay up to 45% more for software at …
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Milly search takes to the Net

Some 650,000 people - 4 per cent of home users - in the UK have seen the pop-up box publicising details of missing teenager Amanda Dowler, known as Milly.
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Open source offer from IT-minds

This week Reg associate IT-minds.com is offering you the chance to get your hands on an essential tool of the trade - Multitool Linux: Practical Uses for Open Source Software from Addison-Wesley.
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Demin takes Hyunju PCs to Europe

Ali Demin, the former boss of Samsung's UK computer business, has resurfaced as European CEO of Hyunju, the Korean PC maker. Joining him is Geoff Bigg, CTO, one-time R&D director for Samsung in Europe.
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SQL server worm throttles bandwidth

Database admins are warned to bolt up the security of their Microsoft SQL Servers after the discovery of a worm which infects machines with default passwords.
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Nigerian email fraud gang nabbed

South African police have arrested six West Africans, allegedly members of a 419 email fraud gang which is thought to have tried to con thousands of pounds out of their victims, according to this report.

Sun bundles app server with Solaris 9

Today is the day when Sun continues the roll-out of its Sun ONE strategy with the latest release of the Solaris operating system. Solaris 9 starts to bring together some of the components of the iPlanet environment within the operating system and should make the integration of business applications considerably easier.
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Chatham Girls – the online user guide

Following on from our recent and highly-popular spotlight on Sheppey - The UK's fight capital, we thought that readers might enjoy an insight into nearby Chatham.
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Tiscali suffers email glitch

Tiscali UK has been hit by an intermittent technical problem which has left its customers without access to their email.
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Extreme Computing Festival to feature author of ‘Chuckie Egg’

Acclaimed theoretical physicist FREEMAN DYSON, inventor of the "Dyson Sphere", will be joining an unprecedented lineup of guests - which also includes NIGEL ALDERTON, the creator of "Chuckie Egg" - at this year's FESTIVAL OF EXTREME COMPUTING, taking place at the Camden Centre in London, from 11am-7pm Sunday 9th June 2002.

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OK, we've teamed up with our survey chums at Metafacts once again, to conduct a study, grandly titled: Market Expectations in the IT and Telecommunications Sectors.