New IE spy progie exploits DCOM
A group of Japanese security enthusiasts has developed a little tool called IE'en which exposes traffic between an IE user and any server he's contacting, including logins and passwords over HTTPS.
Xbox mod-chips still on the menu
Last week we reported on Xbox mod-chip group Enigmah's decision to withdraw its product from the market, citing a consultation with lawyers as its reason for pulling back from the legally delicate area of console modification.
Ebone to shut as sale falls through
KPNQwest's Ebone network could be on the verge of shutting down - again - following the collapse of a deal to purchase the high-speed network.
European antitrust chief concerned over MS Palladium?
The European Union antitrust investigation of Microsoft is going to take forever, and Europe has now added Palladium to the list of issues it's not going to focus very hard on for a very long time. We jest, of course, because this isn't quite what Philip Lowe, incoming EU Director General for Competition, told the American Antitrust Institute yesterday, but he did indicate that Brussels is not going to move on Microsoft until the dust has started to settle on the US case, and that this could easily take until the end of the year.
Indymedia.nl loses anarchist hyperlinks case
In April this year, Deutsche Bahn sued Google over links to a German anarchist website which showed how to sabotage a railway.
Police bust global Net pedo ring
Police have arrested 50 in co-ordinated international raids this morning aimed at breaking up a ring of paedophiles trading indecent pictures over the Internet.
EC greenlights PSINet Europe sale
The sale of PSINet Europe to a consortium including ClearBlue Technologies, Israel Corporation and Infinity Holdings has been given the green light by the European Commission.
Akamai wins Digital Island patent injunction
Akamai was granted a permanent injunction against rival Digital Island's content delivery service by a Federal Court in Boston yesterday.
$200k prize offered for getting Linux to run on Xbox
An anonymous donor has offered a total of USS200,000 as prize money for getting Linux to run on Microsoft's Xbox, legally, by the end of this year. The prize money is intended to be awarded in stages as parts of the project, which is being run via the Xbox Linux Project, are completed.
CNET sniffs Silicon.com
CNET is in talks to buy Silicon Media Group, the European online tech publishing business, for up to £30m, Les Echos reports, by way of the FT.
Java runs like the clappers on HP Superdome
HP yesterday claimed a Java performance benchmark record for its flagship Superdome server, beating high-end servers from Sun Microsystems.
Court freezes lawscot.co.uk, owner claims unfair trial
The Law Society of Scotland is attempting to reverse hijack the domain www.lawscot.co.uk, claiming that its current owner, Mr Tommy Butler, is "passing off" and wrongly receiving private and confidential emails.
Internet privacy campaigner to become MS privacy officer
Caspar Bowden, who resigned as director of the Foundation for Internet Policy Research to 'return to industry' earlier this year, is due to pop up at Microsoft this week, our sources inform us.
Corporates! Give your PCs to Africa
Yesterday we wrote about the real Digital Divide, and we promised to run a charity appeal on behalf of Computer Aid International. We asked for details of other refurb PCs-for-developing countries-charities, and we've received several, which we'll run tomorrow, along with a couple of domestic IT charities, running in the US and the UK.
PDA makers snub Dell handheld plans
Dell has been knocked back by three of the four Taiwanese handheld makers lined up to tender for the contract to make its first handheld PDAs.
Mac users to MS: your Right to Left defence is Upside Down
LettersSome, but not too much sympathy for Microsoft Mac boss Kevin Browne from readers wanting Hebrew and Arabic support on the Macintosh.