Europe bans spam
The European Parliament has voted to ban the sending of unsolicited commercial email.
MEPs vote for Big Brother
Today is a poor day for privacy on the Internet, after the European Parliament voted in favour of controversial data retention regulations.
Amazon and bol to refund delivery charges
Amazon.co.uk has given a frosty reception to a ruling by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) which means that the online book shop will now have to refund delivery charges when people return goods.
Tele2 UK elbows consumer BB users
Wireless broadband operator - Tele2 UK - is to concentrate on providing high-speed Internet access for business users.
Library Net porn filters shot down
Three federal judges in Philadelphia have struck a blow against prudery and thrown out a federal law forcing public libraries to filter access to Internet pornography or forfeit federal funds, the Associated Press reports.
AMD gouges prices
AMD has lopped list prices by between 7 and 52 per cent for Athlon mobile and desktop processors. The deepest cuts are to be found on the mobile line, while the range for desktops is between 11 per cent and 32 per cent.
Vodafone rings price changes
Vodafone's decision to exclude 0845 and 0800 tariffs from free minutes allowances has upset a number of users.
Dan Technology teeters on brink
Dan Technology, the UK system builder, is talking to insolvency practitioners BDO Stoy Hayward, brought in today at the behest of its bank.
KPNQwest files for bankruptcy
Dutch telecoms outfit KPNQwest filed for bankruptcy this afternoon after failing to find a buyer for parts of its business.
Widescreen iMacs set for Q3 – report
A report from the heartland of American manufacturing (ie Taiwan) suggests that production of 17 inch and 19 inch versions of the new iMac will begin in Q3 this year.
Klez-H tops virus charts – again
Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet this month. Again.