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ISP data metering: a warning from Australia

Letter A warning from Australia:-
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Nov 2002
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Judge CKK for Supreme Court!

Seattlement Letters Some letters prompted by our coverage of the decision by Judge Consonant-Klatter to uphold the DoJ-Microsoft deal.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Nov 2002
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Cisco, Cap Gemini design enterprise security benchmarks

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Cisco Systems Inc will next week launch a jointly developed security indexing service that aims to establish a process that will help companies to balance their security budgets against the level of security risk, effectively framing IT security policies in a commercial setting. The companies …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002
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Nokia, Trend Micro plan enterprise anti-virus device

Nokia Internet Communications Inc has added Trend Micro Inc to its roster of companies that provide software for it to use in its range of internet traffic management appliances, representing Nokia's first foray into tackling viruses and malicious mobile code. While the Nokia Message Protector SC6600 is designed to provide …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002
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WorldCom to restate more than $9bn

Beleaguered carrier WorldCom Inc confirmed yesterday that restatements of its earlier accounts are likely to top $9bn. The admission came as the US Securities and Exchange Commission expanded its civil complaint against the carrier, which is currently in Chapter 11. The SEC is adding claims that WorldCom violated antifraud …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002
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Court date set for COLT liquidation tussle

Colt Telecom Group Plc faces a three-day hearing at the London High Court in December when a hedge fund takes legal action to try to push the pan-European carrier into liquidation. Highberry Ltd, which is part of New York-based Elliott Associates, claims that Colt will not have the funds necessary to repay or refinance …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002

NEC unveils fault-tolerant Linux server

NEC Corp has announced the European release of its first fault-tolerant Linux server, the Express5800/320La, which has been developed in conjunction with fault tolerant server specialist Stratus Technologies Inc. Tokyo, Japan-based NEC's two-way Intel Corp processor-based dual redundancy server uses the same hardware …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002

Brocade buys Rhapsody, braves OEM wrath

Brocade Communications Systems Inc has decided that it is better to arm itself for the forthcoming battle with Cisco Systems Inc than to worry about making its OEM partners unhappy, and has spent around $175m in a share-swap acquisition of smart-switch start-up Rhapsody Networks Inc, Tim Stammers writes. Unlike the SAN …
ComputerWire, 06 Nov 2002
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A kinder, gentler Perens is going Global now

One thing you have to admire about Bruce Perens: he has lots of ideas and he's not afraid to implement them. Before the door was fully closed behind him at HP, he started Sincere Choice to counter Microsoft's "Software Choice" initiative. Now he's heading up a new non-profit: the Global Technology Policy Institute.
Tina Gasperson, 06 Nov 2002
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'No more music CDs without copy protection,' claims BMG unit

Faced with adverse publicity to copy protection on CDs, a year ago Bertelsmann Music Group bravely gave in and promised to replace a clutch of Natalie Imbruglia CDs which were protected by Midbar's Cactus Data Shield. But a year is a long time, BMG is at it again, this time apparently set on applying copy protection to all its music products.
John Lettice, 06 Nov 2002
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Carphone Warehouse buys Opal Telecom

The Carphone Warehouse is to offer fixed-line telco services to its high street customers following its acquisition of Opal Telecom.
Tim Richardson, 06 Nov 2002
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Wine bores discover physics

When irrationality abounds, what can we turn to but science?
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Nov 2002
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S Korea to invest $11bn on broadband

South Korea is to spend a whopping $11bn on bringing a 1Mbps broadband service to every household in the country by 2005.
Tim Richardson, 06 Nov 2002
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Megabeam rolls out Euro WLAN network

Megabeam, the pan-European wireless Internet service provider, has set the pricing for its WLAN hotspot service for the first time.
John Leyden, 06 Nov 2002
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BT and Microsoft attempt to dominate UK broadband

BT (the UK's dominant telco) has teamed up with Microsoft (the world's dominant software company) in a bid, no doubt, to dominate the UK's broadband sector.
Tim Richardson, 06 Nov 2002
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Dell PDAs to hit the market in two weeks

Dell says it will begin selling handheld devices in mid-November, as long-time PDA makers like Palm and HP wait for the onslaught.
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Tablet PCs go niche in 2003 – Gartner

Tomorrow, November 7, is as you all know Tablet PC Launch Day. We can expect a raft of form factors and price points from the serried ranks of notebook makers and rebadgers.
Drew Cullen, 06 Nov 2002
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Three held in Ericsson spy riddle

Police in Sweden has detained three people on suspicion of spying against mobile phone giant Ericsson.
Tim Richardson, 06 Nov 2002
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Gartner slams 3G navel gazing

The mobile industry is forgetting consumers in its obsession with debts, doubts and delays surrounding third generation mobile phones.
John Leyden, 06 Nov 2002
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Gang of Four set W-CDMA royalty cap

It's taken months around the negotiating table, but today four leading mobile phone firms agreed to reduce royalties for W-CDMA patents, ensuring that payments comprise no more than five per cent of equipment costs.
Drew Cullen, 06 Nov 2002
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Privacy self-defence packages go down a bundle

A combined security package from Anonymizer and UK firm ArticSoftUsers gives users the chance to surf the Web anonymously and protect confidential data from prying eyes with.
John Leyden, 06 Nov 2002