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Ireland joins the flat rate society

Esat could introduce flat-rate Internet access by the end of the summer, ElectricNews.Net has learned.
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Grassroots Apple sites cower, close

Here's a funny thing. As in funny peculiar.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jul 2002
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EU delves further into .NET Passport

European Union (EU) regulators are not satisfied that Microsoft Corp's .NET Passport complies with data protection law. Regulators have said that while Microsoft has put in place measures to address data protection, elements of .NET Passport require further consideration. Data protection agencies from 15 countries have …
ComputerWire, 04 Jul 2002

Intel invests in Linux clustering

Intel Corp has joined a group of Norwegian investment and technology companies in providing second-round funding to Linux-based clustering software company Scali AS. Oslo, Norway-based Scali is the developer of clustering software for the open source Linux operating system. The company has its roots in a defense research …
ComputerWire, 04 Jul 2002
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Symantec buys Mountain Wave

Cupertino, California-based Symantec Corp has paid $20m cash for Mountain Wave Inc and its CyberWolf real-time security incident detection and analysis software, in a move that will add automated response features to its security management software stack. The CyberWolf product started life as a Defense Advanced Research …
ComputerWire, 04 Jul 2002
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Palladium tech up for discussion, says MS security chief

Unaccountably, Microsoft seems to have forgotten to invite The Register to Tech Ed in Barcelona this week, but we're pleased to see some useful information making it into the public prints. Yesterday, IDG News correspondent Gillian Law obtained some useful information about Palladium from Microsoft UK chief security officer Stuart Okin.
John Lettice, 04 Jul 2002
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Microsoft books LinuxWorld stand in bid for ‘dialogue’

Microsoft is to exhibit at LinuxWorld Expo this August, and it appears that the company wants to be nice. Yesterday, Linux Today spotted the Beast's presence on the Expo exhibitor list, and after publicising this was contacted by an apparently kinder, gentler Microsoft.
John Lettice, 04 Jul 2002
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2600 withdraws Supreme Court appeal in DeCSS case

Hacker magazine 2600 is to drop its appeal to the Supreme Court after concluding it had little chance of establishing its right to post links to the DeCSS utility.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2002
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Liberty Media talks with Telewest

Telewest is to hold talks with Liberty Media about the future of the debt laden UK cableco.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2002
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Greek ban on gaming threatens Internet cafes

A Register reader in Greece emails us claiming that the Greek government has effectively outlawed Internet cafes by "all LAN and Internet games and any kind of game that is supported by electrical, electronic or software means." If anybody so much as has something looking like a game on the screen, he tells us, the cafe manager is liable for arrest.
John Lettice, 04 Jul 2002
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Why Microsoft makes a complete hash out of C#

The # key on US keyboards is a minor irritation for the British - it's where '£', our pound sign, should be.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2002
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Dan Technology – how big was it anyway?

An unnamed buyer is waiting in the wings to buy Dan Technology, the bust computer builder, receivers BDO Stoy Hayward told Computer Buyer today.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2002
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IBM blades cut it for Giga

IBM's launch of high-end enterprise blade servers in Q3 has earned the thumbs up from analyst firm Giga.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2002
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Orange network glitch resolved

Orange claims the network problems that hit some phone users yesterday have now been resolved.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2002
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Microsoft's Mac chief explains Hebrew position

Microsoft's Macintosh chief Kevin Browne has responded to our questions. He urges users to contact the Mac team, providing an email, and suggests that Microsoft can't make much more headway with right-to-left support before Apple provides the necessary support in the operating system. Browne says that previous experiments with third parties providing localization have "not been successful".
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jul 2002
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cDc prepares user-friendly stego app

In an effort to help Netizens in the more paranoid corners of the world evade national censorship, the cDc's Hacktivismo group is developing a browser product called Camera/Shy capable of creating and displaying images with messages which would likely get a Web site shut down or filtered in places like Saudi Arabia and China.
Thomas C Greene, 04 Jul 2002
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Freeserve junks Inktomi, goes FAST

Freeserve, the UK's biggest ISP, has picked FAST to run its search engine, directory and ecommerce search ops.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2002
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DRAM VAT fraudsters jailed for 18 ½ years

Four British computer dealers were sentenced today a total of 18 and a half years for a £39 million series of VAT and duty frauds involving components imported from the US and Hong Kong.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2002

Tesco to become a telco?

Tesco could be about to flog telecoms service to rival the likes of BT.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2002
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Web Server vulnerability reaches all time high

The Web may be more vulnerable to attack now than at any time previously. That's the stark conclusion of Netcraft's latest monthly survey of Web servers, which expresses concerns over the emergence of serious vulnerabilities in both Microsoft IIS and Apache Web servers over the last month.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2002