Congressman vows Pigopolist legislation
Congress' most enlightened public representative Rick Boucher has vowed to introduce a bill that outlaws share-denial jinxed audio CDs, and as a bonus, has promised to re-examine the webcasting copyright racket that forced so many small-time webcasters to quite the airwaves recently.
MS to ship 64-bit .NET preview this month
Microsoft is to ship the McKinley version of its 64-bit .NET Server preview software to PC manufacturers later this month. It being tagged Microsoft Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition version 1.2, one can reasonably conclude that it is not finished as such, but if we're going to provide software for Intel hardware as soon as it's out (which is what we've said we'll do, isn't it?) then LE it has to be.
Last minute glitch knocks Win2k SP3 back to summer
Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000 has suffered a last minute glitch, according to a Microsoft internal email seen by Paul Thurrott of WinInfo. SP3 was ready to roll next Thursday, but the discovery of bugs in Microsoft Installer (MSI) 2.0 have knocked it back to "this summer".
Internet attacks on the rise
Between the months of January and June 2002 the number of Internet attacks worlwide grew at an annualised rate of 64%, according to Riptech.
Blueyonder and One.Tel in broadband promos
Telewest broadband has launched a promo offer to appeal to online gamers.
Punters will pay for mobile phone anti-theft devices
A third of adults would be happy to pay more for their mobiles if it lead to a decrease in the risk of their phones being stolen.
Future for online content is bright
The mass adoption of broadband will lead to a surge in demand for online music, according to research from media outfit Screen Digest.
Microsoft ‘hoovers millions’ from UK schools – MP
Microsoft has come under fire from MP Bob Blizzard for 'hoovering* millions of pounds' unfairly from UK schools.
Microsoft stakes IP claims on OpenGL
In January we revealed that Microsoft had acquired a chunk of SGI's graphics portfolio. At the time we mused if the Beast had a plan to scupper OpenGL.
Nokia claims Matsushita scalp for Series 60
Nokia's Series 60 Platform has scored another victory - today Matsushita announced that it would license it for its future Symbian-based multimedia phones. Back in May Siemens made the same move, and with Samsung also in the camp Series 60 really is starting to look like the platform - the Windows of the 21st Century, one might say - with Symbian being merely the underlying OS.
Liverpool Council bans email on Wednesdays
Liverpool City Council has told staff not to use email internally on Wednesdays, in a move designed to encourage staff to use more traditional forms of communication.
IC24 launches daytime Net service
IC24 - bloody 'ell, there's a blast from the past - has launched a limited unmetered service aimed at people who want weekday Net access during working hours.
Mobile entertainment prepares for growth
According to a new report, Western European consumers will spend €23 billion on non-voice entertainment services through their mobile phones.
Tiscali to shut second UK office. Or not
Here's a strange one. Last week we ran a story how ISP Tiscali UK is to close its centre in Northwich, near Chester, and relocate most the staff to offices in nearby Chelford.
Dutch ban virtual kinderporno
Dutch legislators have made it a criminal offence to digitally create faked images of child pornography in a move that strengthens the country's existing laws against child abuse.
al-Qaeda poised to strike hard via the Internet
Red AlertEvery few months some naive twinkie in the mainstream press re-writes the government's urban myth of terrorists slithering through cyberspace, preparing to blow up a small city with the awesome power of the computer mouse. Lately the frequency of these press infomercials has been increasing, most likely in response to a Federal PR campaign supporting Dubya's sales pitch for a new Department of Homeland Defence, a piece of bureaucratic window-dressing engineered to produce a nation-wide illusion of safety.