23rd > August > 2002 Archive

Funk secure WLAN access software goes on sale in UK

Network Utilities (Systems) Ltd has launched universal access software for secure wireless LAN access in the UK. The Surbiton, UK-based company said its Odyssey Client software can be used standalone or integrated into the connection manager software provided by WLAN hotspot providers and wireless ISPs. Odyssey Client …
ComputerWire, 23 Aug 2002
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Contempt Filing Likely After C&W Patent Injunction

Despite a court injunction against Cable & Wireless Plc's content delivery network yesterday, the carrier's patent infringement battle with archrival Akamai Technologies Inc looks set to continue, with a contempt filing possible as early as next week, writes Kevin Murphy. Massachusetts District Court Judge Rya Zobel …
ComputerWire, 23 Aug 2002
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Intel spins off high speed content processing unit

Intel Corp has spun out its interests in high-speed content processing with a new privately funded company. The company, called Tarari Inc, has raised $13m in a Series A round of funding. San Diego, California-based Tarari has been spun out of Intel's Network Processing Group and will focus on the development of hardware …
ComputerWire, 23 Aug 2002
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MS aims to boost .NET with Visual Studio.NET ‘Everett’

The next release of Visual Studio .NET is designed to drive .NET uptake, as it coincides with a major operating system launch from Microsoft Corp, writes Gavin Clarke. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft' yesterday released details of the much-talked-about Visual Studio .NET Everett. This next release of its integrated …
ComputerWire, 23 Aug 2002
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Minnow ISP aims counterstrike at RIAA ‘legal hackers’

A small US internet service provider has become the first to introduce a policy of deliberately hampering the music recording industry's efforts to hack users of peer-to-peer file-trading networks, writes Kevin Murphy. Although the Recording Industry Association of America is currently believed to be involved in no such …
ComputerWire, 23 Aug 2002
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BT loses hypertext claim

BT has lost its legal challenge to charge US ISPs a fee for using hyperlinks.
Tim Richardson, 23 Aug 2002
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Those MS API disclosures – errors, incomplete, useless?

Earlier this week Microsoft posted details of a large number of APIs (272, we are told - we have not counted) in the MSDN library. This publication is intended to to comply with the terms of the MS-DoJ proposed settlement to the antitrust suit, and is part of a process whereby Microsoft 'levels the playing filed' for rival software publishers and developers by disclosing APIs and protocols, and offering them for license.
John Lettice, 23 Aug 2002
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Third of spam is porn

Spam - the scourge of email - is in the news at the mo.
Tim Richardson, 23 Aug 2002
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Bulk fax outfit sued for $2.2 trillion in junk fax claim

A California businessman has launched a class action lawsuit against fax outfit Fax.com claiming truly gobs smacking damages of $2.2 trillion.
John Leyden, 23 Aug 2002
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An open letter to the CIO

Dear esteemed corporate leader: By the time you read this, our summer vacations will be winding down, the long days of summer will rapidly recede into memory, and, for those of us slaving away in the corporate trenches, work will begin to pick up again. Given that summer may be a time for forgetting the drudgery of work ( …
Richard Forno, 23 Aug 2002
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Nominet UK in climb-down over WHOIS data

Nominet UK - the national registry for .uk domain names - has been forced into a U-turn over plans to publish personal details of UK domain name holders on its WHOIS database.
Tim Richardson, 23 Aug 2002
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Microsoft in summer patch frenzy

Microsoft yesterday issued a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer - the fixes to no less than six newly discovered vulnerabilities.
John Leyden, 23 Aug 2002
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Vote against a paid-for Pigopolist pol!

Bought and paid-for representatives of the entertainment oligopolies in Washington could find themselves facing challenges back home.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Aug 2002
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Israeli firm unveils the ‘copy-proof’ CD

An Israeli security firm has developed a smart-card based copy protection technology that it claims can prevent software piracy.
John Leyden, 23 Aug 2002
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SEC to nose round AOL TW – report

AOL Time Warner could face further investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission, according to a report today in the FT.
Tim Richardson, 23 Aug 2002