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All your e-commerce sites belong to PanIP (and they want your money)

A San Diego-based company has stepped up its legal offensive against small and medium-sized web businesses. Pangea Intellectual Properties LLC was created in March this year, and is using a patent granted on September 11 2001 to one Lawrence Lockwood to obtain damages from a number of websites. The patent (No. 6,289,319 …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Oct 2002
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Of mad snipers and cyber- terrorists

Last Monday the Internet was attacked in what one Washington official described as "the most sophisticated and largest assault" in its history. Eight of thirteen root DNS servers got whacked simultaneously with a distributed denial of service attack. Had the assault not been shut down in an hour, the constant interchange of e-mail spam and viruses might have been slowed; the ability of millions to BS idly with strangers in IRC might have been impeded; e-commerce orders of bulk dog food might have gone unfulfilled; and millions of teenagers might have been denied their daily downloads of porn and warez and MP3s.
Thomas C Greene, 29 Oct 2002
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Creepy MSN butterfly guy identified

In a recent article dealing with Microsoft's advertising crimes against New York City I described their new MSN-8 butterfly advert as bearing "the silhouette of a ghastly adult male with ludicrous antennae reminiscent of the 'Killer Bee' skits from Saturday Night Live, and creepy, superhero gloves, with colorful 'butterfly' wings."
Thomas C Greene, 29 Oct 2002
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Dell will swing PDAs to PocketPC, says Dataquest

Dell Computer Corp's entry into the PDA market could lead to a considerable market shakeup, according to a report from Gartner Dataquest, despite Dell's own limited short-term ambitions for the technology. Gartner Dataquest, a division of Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner Inc, believes that Dell's avowedly low-cost …
ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002
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Open Source is good for America – US military advised

A report commissioned by the US military concludes that open source and free software should play a greater part in the infrastructure of the world's remaining superpower.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Oct 2002
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Merseyside council suspends five in porn probe

Five staff in a council team dealing with young offenders have been suspended for alleged "Internet misuse".
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002
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Kournikova virus author loses appeal

Jan de Wit, aka OnTheFly, infamous author of the Anna Kournikova worm, has lost his appeal against his sentence for creating and distributing the prolific worm.
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002
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Real opens source but keeps its crown jewels

RealNetworks Inc will today release the source code for an audio-video playback client into the developer community, and announce bargain-basement pricing for companies wishing to license the code on a commercial basis, writes Kevin Murphy.. The company will release the code of its Helix DNA Client, the underlying engine …
ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002
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Trustix clinches China Secure Linux deal

Secure Linux operating system and software provider Trustix AS has signed a strategic partnership deal with Chinese server manufacturer Langchao Group to bundle its Trustix Linux Solutions Software (TLS) suite on the company's Intel-based hardware. Based in Trondheim, Norway, and with offices in San Jose, California and …
ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

IBM demos BladeCenter using future Power4 variant

With Sun Microsystems Inc talking more and more about the benefits of blade servers as it readies its own entry in this nascent product segment, IBM Corp is keep to keep the excitement building for its own BladeCenter servers, which were announced in September and which are expected to start shipping in early December, …
ComputerWire, 29 Oct 2002

Brocade and Emulex go unified

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Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002

SAN to SCSI converter targets AS/400

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Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002
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You're never alone with a clone

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Bryan Betts, 29 Oct 2002
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DoCoMo gets defaced

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo shut down part of its Web site last week after an attack by Internet vandals.
John Leyden, 29 Oct 2002
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SuSE Linux makes its pitch for the Windows desktop

SuSE is pitching for the mainstream office client market with the announcement today of SuSE Linux Desktop, which it ominously describes as the "first element of SuSE's product campaign for the utilization of Linux on workstations." The product, which will ship from January, is aimed squarely at existing Windows users, companies and individuals with no previous Linux experience.
John Lettice, 29 Oct 2002