26th > July > 2002 Archive

Congress blasts Feds on cyber-terror FOIA games

There was a fabulous explosion Wednesday during an otherwise typical cyberterror dog-and-pony show on the Hill when House Government Reform Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (Democrat, Illinois) lost her composure during a discussion of new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) modifications proposed by the GB Junior Administration as part of its Homeland Defense initiative.
Thomas C Greene, 26 Jul 2002

VeriSign posts loss after $4.6bn charge

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

France Telecom begs for tax-payer bail-out

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

UDDI v.3 coming soon (to a Web service near you)

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

IBM and Linux our biggest threats – Microsoft

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

Telefonica abandons Germany as 3G hopes collapse

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

TSMC figures suggest slower silicon recovery

ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002

Today is SysAdmin Day

Site of the DayToday's SOTD is nothing if not topical. For it's the last Friday in July and that means Sysadminday.com,host of the second annual Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.
Drew Cullen, 26 Jul 2002

iPAQ is ‘tainted brand’ – Kewney

Guy Kewney, 26 Jul 2002

Princeton ‘hacks’ Yale admissions site

Yale is threatening to sue Princeton after officials at the rival Ivy League college allegedly hacked into Yale's Web site to gain unauthorised access to its admission decisions.
John Leyden, 26 Jul 2002

Ethical hacker faces war driving charges

A Houston computer security analyst has been charged with hacking after demonstrating the insecurity of a county courts wireless LAN.
John Leyden, 26 Jul 2002

NEC splits chips, screens

NEC will spin off its semiconductor division in November, the company confirmed yesterday. The chip business, worth some 680 billion Yen ($5.8 billion), will be called "NEC Electronics Corporation".
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jul 2002

Valenti backs away from P2P hack bill

House Hollywood sock puppet Howard Berman (Democrat, California) may have gone too far in licking the boots of his benevolent patrons. Indeed, he's gone and licked the shine clear off Motion Picture Ass. of America President Jack Valenti's boots, as this article from Reuters indicates.
Thomas C Greene, 26 Jul 2002

Economy sneezes, PDA biz catches cold

US demand for PDAs fell by 10 per cent in the last quarter, according to IDC. 2.6 million devices shipped stateside in this period.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jul 2002

Apple lawyers nix box pix

Apple's legal department has sent threatening letters to two websites publishing incredibly boring information, purportedly of the company's new professional PowerMac case.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jul 2002

What's wrong with this JPEG picture?

LettersJPEGs are not free: Patent holder pursues IP grab JPEG guardians vow to defend free images No more JPEGs - ISO to withdraw image standard
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Jul 2002

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