31st > May > 2002 Archive

Europe bans spam

The European Parliament has voted to ban the sending of unsolicited commercial email.
Tim Richardson, 31 May 2002

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.
John Leyden, 31 May 2002

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.
Tim Richardson, 31 May 2002

Palm numbers suggest dire quarter for handhelds

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

UltraDNS goes low, low.,low with $1 offer

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

Memory sticks in Infineon pricing craw

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

KPNQwest in looming liquidation scenario

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

Operators squeeze 3G suppliers

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

US Net users happy to pirate software

ComputerWire, 31 May 2002

Tele2 UK elbows consumer BB users

Wireless broadband operator - Tele2 UK - is to concentrate on providing high-speed Internet access for business users.
Tim Richardson, 31 May 2002

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.
Thomas C Greene, 31 May 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 31 May 2002
DVD it in many colours

Vodafone rings price changes

Vodafone's decision to exclude 0845 and 0800 tariffs from free minutes allowances has upset a number of users.
John Leyden, 31 May 2002

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.
Drew Cullen, 31 May 2002

KPNQwest files for bankruptcy

Dutch telecoms outfit KPNQwest filed for bankruptcy this afternoon after failing to find a buyer for parts of its business.
Tim Richardson, 31 May 2002

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 31 May 2002

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.
John Leyden, 31 May 2002

Frontside buses vs Backside drug caches

LettersOne reader, we think this could be President George W Bush himself, as it's written his trademark style, tells us:-
Andrew Orlowski, 31 May 2002