UK ISPs oppose data retention
UK ISPs are refusing to voluntarily implement the Home Office's controversial data retention scheme.
Britain needs broadband shake up
The race to reengineer the Internet before the global network suffers a consumer backlash has been lost.
Ballmer baulks at Oz Xbox chippers charter
Microsoft's efforts so far to obstruct Xbox mod chips have been relatively trivial, and simple for the modders to circumvent. The most recent redesign, for example, was dealt with inside a week. But on his recent Australian adventure Microsoft president Steve Ballmer dispensed one of the clearest policy statements on Xbox so far - Microsoft intends Xbox to be a closed system and to stay that way, and will use both technical and legal avenues to protect it.
Telecoms union calls for universal broadband
Broadband should be available in every home and business in the UK, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU).
BT confirms seven more areas to get ADSL
BT has confirmed today that Todmorden - along with six other areas - is to get broadband.
Via has ultra small PC mobo – now, where do you put it?
Via Technologies was in town yesterday extolling the virtues of its Mini-ITX form factor boards, and showing a couple of designs that at least give you an idea of where a PC based on a board measuring 170x170mm might end up. The Mini-ITX now comes in fanless and fanned flavours, based on the Eden ESP processor core and the C3 E-Series respectively, and yes indeed you can install Windows XP on them and have an extremely small PC - but that, in our estimation, is not the point, and we don't think Via thinks that's the point either.
PGP reborn makes its pitch for the mainstream
Encryption products need to become as easy and transparent to use as AV software packages.
Root server DoS attack slows net
A denial of service attack on the Internet's root DNS servers that began last night continues to vex users today.