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Lobbying for insecurity

Jon Lasser, 30 Aug 2002

Ziff pays $125K to settle security breach

Publisher Ziff-Davis has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle legal actions brought after a security breach that exposed customer credit card details on the Web.
John Leyden, 30 Aug 2002

MP3 codecs no longer free for GPL use

There's a nice controversy brewing over a semantic change in Thomson Multimedia's MP3 licensing policy which has got the open-source community's knickers in a twist. According to an open letter to Thompson from Xiph.org CEO Emmett Plant, an exemption from regular licensing fees for GPL'd software has just been withdrawn.
Thomas C Greene, 30 Aug 2002

Red Hat touts desktop Linux for enterprise users

ComputerWire, 30 Aug 2002

Netscape plans comeback tour with v7.0

ComputerWire, 30 Aug 2002

Marconi not drowning but waving

ComputerWire, 30 Aug 2002

CA board fends off shareholder protests

ComputerWire, 30 Aug 2002

IBM preps X30 Ultraportable

ComputerWire, 30 Aug 2002

Orange builds games publishing division

Mobile phone operator Orange is continuing its commitment to mobile gaming, with the formation of a dedicated games publishing division within the group which will focus on the development of exclusive franchises for the company.
gamesindustry.biz, 30 Aug 2002

Watchdog slaps text spam firm with £50k fine

ICSTIS, the UK premium rate services watchdog, has slapped a Leeds-based service provider with a £50,000 fine - its biggest to date - for sending misleading spam text messages.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

Vodafone buys out Vivendi stake in Vizzavi

Vodafone has confirmed the purchase of Vivendi's 50 per cent stake in mobile portal Vizzavi for the remarkably munificent sum of € 163;142.7m cash.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

Broadband = porno: World's biggest Luddite

Australia's Communications Minister - not best known for his love of the Internet - has explained why he thinks South Korea is the world's leading broadband nation.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2002

Ericsson wobbles (big time) over Sony Ericsson

Ericsson today confirmed that it will pull out of funding Sony Ericsson, its mobile handset JV with Sony, unless business picks up.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

Spyware Trojan sends Hotmail to your boss

Here's a piece of software that will make any decent human being vomit. Proudly marketed by spyware outfit SpectorSoft, it's a lowlife Trojan called eBlaster which you can e-mail to anyone in the world foolish enough to use Windows and log their keystrokes, and force their POP mail and Hotmail and Yahoo Web mail accounts to copy you in everything going on.
Thomas C Greene, 30 Aug 2002

Sun warns on Q1 (and it ain't getting better)

Sun Microsystems warned yesterday that sales for its first quarter will fall short of expectations. The company was gloomy about the prospect of customers opening their purses.
John Leyden, 30 Aug 2002

T-Online gets into the black

German ISP T-Online reported a profit in the last quarter - three months ahead of schedule.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2002

Carphone Warehouse buys out AOL Mviva stake

Carphone Warehouse (CPW) this week bought out AOL Europe's minority holding in its Mviva mobile portal for £2.7m in new shares.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

One.Tel flogs broadband in a box

One.Tel is to start flogging broadband in the high street after striking up a deal with electrical retailer Comet.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2002

Mock cyberwar fails to end mock civilization

A mock cyberwar enacted by faculty of the US Naval War College and analysts from Gartner does not appear to have fulfilled the Clancyesque predictions of mass devastation envisioned by the leading security paranoiacs of the Clinton and Bush Administrations.
Thomas C Greene, 30 Aug 2002

Attention Reg Hackerettes – The moment has arrived

You demanded 'em, and now you've got 'em. As of right now, female Reg fans can deck themselves out in wonderful fuchsia with the launch of our magnificent Hackerette t-shirt.
Lester Haines, 30 Aug 2002

Bromley uprising against Orange mast

A group of Orpington, Kent residents took direct action when Orange attemped to build an 11 metre mast near their homes.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

Nokia confirms Samsung phone GUI win

Nokia has confirmed that handset rival Samsung will incorporate the Series 60 GUI and software stacks into future smartphones - five months after The Register exclusively brought you the news.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Aug 2002

IBM wins Intel server bragging rights

We're indebted to IBM for bringing to our attention the opinions of influential analyst Giga concerning its recently announced x440 Intel Xeon server.
John Leyden, 30 Aug 2002

Mobile phone scam kills curious cats

NTT DoCoMo has been forced to introduce countermeasures to a mobile phone scam that is causing consternation in Japan.
ElectricNews.net, 30 Aug 2002

Dabs.com opens vISP doors

Dabs.com, the UK online IT reseller, has set up a virtual ISP service, courtesy of Affinity Internet.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2002

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