12th > September > 2002 Archive
PGP creator joins UK privacy watchdog
Cyber rights luminary Phil Zimmermann has joined the advisory council of influential UK privacy watchdogs the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR).
BT to trial 2Mbit/s SDSL, rollout next year
BT is to begin trials of a high-speed SDSL (Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line) service next month, ahead of a planned full roll-out from the middle of next year.
BT boss talks up broadband
The CEO of BT is not one for nostalgia. Any talk of BT's dismal track record on broadband before he joined the company earlier this year is likely to get a prickly response from Ben Verwaayen.
Greek court throws out gaming ban case
A Greek court has ruled that the country's new ban on electronic games is unconstitutional and throwing out a case brought against two net café owners who were charged with allowing their customers to play Counter-Strike and online chess.
MS intros ultra-liberal ‘write your own licence’ scheme
When it comes to Microsoft's new-look licensing agreements it's not all downhill, apparently. The texts you have to agree to in order to install Microsoft stuff have been getting tougher, but hey, if you don't like it you can just write your own and sign that instead.
Anti-email snooping proposals ‘stupid’
Bob Jones - the boss of email filtering and blocking outfit Equiinet - describes proposed legislation to outlaw bosses snooping on employees' email as "stupid and ill-considered".
Dabs.com and Time bow to OFT pressure
Dabs.com and Time Computers have agreed to stop using misleading ads for interest-free credit.
P2P swamps broadband networks
Peer-to-peer file sharing applications are taxing the finances of broadband operators, who are struggling to manage the off-network traffic.
Levi's trousers protect your testicles
Levi Strauss is to introduce a new range of slacks with mobile phone anti-radiation pockets.
BA signs up Dell for one-stop IT products shop
Dell has won a three-year product supply deal from BA. We assume it's big - the contract is expected to save BA "significant amounts financially", as the airline moves to Dell as a standard platform. But Dell won't tell us how much the deal is worth.
Meet the one shop stop security appliance
Security appliance vendor ServGate aims to drive down the price of Gigabit speed firewalls by using network processors rather than ASIC-based or software firewalls in its line of firewall gateways.
Outlook Express becomes attack platform, of sorts
There's a pleasing symmetry about the latest security issue involving Outlook Express.
NVidia, MS Xbox squabble drags on
Nvidia tells us it has several business relationships with Microsoft which are warm and productive, but the one involving Xbox graphics chipsets is beginning to resemble a divorced couple squabbling over visitation rights.