14th > October > 2002 Archive

CIO survey gloomy on IT upturn prospects

ComputerWire, 14 Oct 2002

Check Point claims victory in Firewall/VPN tests

ComputerWire, 14 Oct 2002

MS seeks ISO approval for C Sharp, CLI

ComputerWire, 14 Oct 2002

Server budgets down, but Intel sales go up

ComputerWire, 14 Oct 2002
Broken CD with wrench

IBM to Sell Linux-Only Regatta Servers?

ComputerWire, 14 Oct 2002

Lawscot.co.uk domain dispute continues

The controversy over lawscot.co.uk shows no signs of ending soon, with owner Tommy Butler sacking his legal advisers.
Kieren McCarthy, 14 Oct 2002

Visa Web-porn CC processing regs invite censors

Porno paymasters CCBill, iBill and Epoch/Paycom have issued a set of strict credit-card-order handling regulations for adult Webmasters using their services, which they say have been handed down to them from Visa International. The billing service providers, also called processors or aggregators, will now be responsible for a good deal more monitoring and record-keeping related to their clients, which henceforth are to be known as "sponsored merchants". The implication here, obviously, is that the billing processors are the ones doing the sponsoring, and are therefore implicitly accountable for the massive amounts of fraud and chargebacks which the on-line adult entertainment industry contributes to our happy lives as consumers.
Thomas C Greene, 14 Oct 2002

Linux-based TMTA tablet PC for $600?

After reviewing Acer's Tablet PC recently I mused out loud about the viability of using a more overtly tablet-like CE device for what I think of as 'proper' Tablet PC tasks. But why wait, asked reader Per Hammer - this one looks just the ticket, and it's only $600.
John Lettice, 14 Oct 2002

China clamps down on Net cafes – again

China has launched another crack down on Internet cafes this time banning children under the age of 16 from using them.
Tim Richardson, 14 Oct 2002

Lucent throws 10,000 more overboard

Lucent has announced plans to axe a further 10,000 workers after issuing a further profits warning.
John Leyden, 14 Oct 2002

Cert-based authentication 'on life support at UK.gov

Single sign-on via certificates is "on life support" at the UK Government Gateway, and there now seems a strong possibility that the Gateway will pull out the plug, and start banging heads together. Speaking to The Register earlier today Alan Mather, the UK e-Envoy's CEO of e-delivery, said that uptake of certificates wasn't anything like his team had expected, and suggested that the achievement of simple, universally available authentication processes might be a matter for government rather than industry.
John Lettice, 14 Oct 2002

S Korea broadband in league of its own

The UK Government has yet to respond to a report which examines South Korea's place as the world's leading broadband nation.
Tim Richardson, 14 Oct 2002

Web sites blackout over Spanish monitoring law

Spanish Web site operators have taken their sites offline in protest at government proposals to regulate online content.
John Leyden, 14 Oct 2002

MSN chucks $300m at new software

MSN is chucking $300m at marketing the latest version of its Net access software.
Tim Richardson, 14 Oct 2002

DMCA critics get chance to object

The US Copyright Office has opened the door to exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by inviting comments on the controversial law.
John Leyden, 14 Oct 2002

IBM announces 64-bit PowerPC processor

Apple can look forward to a boost in speed and performance after news emerged of IBM's plans to produce a 1.8GHz 64-bit PowerPC processor next year. Maybe.
John Leyden, 14 Oct 2002

PC doldrums, Back to BASICs, Google's blog skew

Letters: Life can be Krewell - and MDR analyst Kevin Krewell gets a rough reception for the predictions he made here:-
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Oct 2002

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