29th > November > 2002 Archive

AOL's new iDTV service fails to impress

AOL's decision to expand into interactive digital TV (iDTV) has yet to impress analysts.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

Sklyarov gets US visa -DMCA trial to kick off

The first criminal prosecution under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act is to begin in San Jose next week after a visa was finally granted to Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and Alex Katalov, the chief executive of his former employers ElcomSoft.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

Amnesty slams tech giants for ‘aiding’ Chinese human rights abuse

The great and the good of the IT industry - including Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Websense - stand accused of aiding and abetting human rights violations in China.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

O2 network go tits up North

O2's network in Scotland and Northern Ireland went tits up yesterday afternoon leaving thousands of punters unable to use their mobile phones.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

Wanted: ISPs to flog StarOffice

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Ease 3G rules, operators beg EU

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

MobilCom posts huge 3G write-down

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Mirapoint battles growth in spam

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002
DVD it in many colours

Web Services sidestep firewall – survey

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Energis keeps Freeserve gig

Energis is to continue providing network services for Freeserve after the companies secured a new two-year multi-million pound contract.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

Anti-spam filters kill legitimate emails

Heavy-handed anti-spam filtering can frequently lead to the loss of legitimate emails.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

HP, Compaq user groups merge

HP and Compaq's European user groups are merging - after six months of negotiations. Blimey, that's a helluva lot longer than HP and Compaq took to agree to merge, and almost as long as HP and Compaq have taken to integrate their vast businesses. That's the trouble with talking shops: too much talking shop.
Drew Cullen, 29 Nov 2002

On penis burns, red hot laptops – and badgers

LettersMan burns penis with laptop
Drew Cullen, 29 Nov 2002

UK Govt to post UFO sightings on Net

"If people know what we're doing, they know what we're doing wrong" Yes Minister
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

Interoperability issues dog Bluetooth – survey

Bluetooth continues to be dogged by interoperability problems and remains vulnerable to the threats of competing technologies.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

Affinity narrows losses

Shares in Affinity Internet were up almost 8 per cent by lunchtime after the UK internet company announced increased revenue and lower losses.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

MPEG-4 licences go live

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Where the heck is all this spam coming from?

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

123reg.co.uk restores customer email after DNS botch

Customers of domain registrar 123-reg.co.uk are promised their communications will be restored tomorrow following a DNS cock-up last week by the company which left many unable to receive email.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

Web Bugs – Here Are the Rules

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

TSMC ups Q4 forecast

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Sex, Text, Revenge etc. – ‘spot the double standard’

LettersSex, Text, Revenge, Hacking and Friends Reunited
Drew Cullen, 29 Nov 2002

Dell's AMD server strategy

It's only a small detail in this InfoWorld story, but it has all the ingredients for a perfect storm.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Nov 2002

Govt 3G greed hurts us all – EITO

The British and German governments have manufactured a high-tech recession by their greed in taking too much out of the 3G/UMTS mobile phone auctions, according to researchers at EITO, the European Information Technology Observatory.
Bryan Betts, 29 Nov 2002

Demon explains punters' Net slowdown

Demon has blamed the "unpredictable behaviour" of some of its routers for problems experienced by its broadband customers trying to access the Net.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

NTL to exit Chapter 11 soon

NTL looks set to miss its deadline of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month.
Tim Richardson, 29 Nov 2002

Brocade tightlipped about management cull

ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

Commission to ‘look into’ antitrust work of MS' Eurocrat hire

The European Commission has been performing a curious backwards shuffle over the departure of official Detlef Eckert for a three year furlough with The Beast. Eckert's departure earlier this month was originally spun as of no import, because he didn't work on the Commission's Microsoft investigation, but after our brief mention of the matter earlier this week, baying packs of newshounds would seem to have been going for the spinmeisters with the meat tenderiser.
John Lettice, 29 Nov 2002

A Bluetooth iPod (and three other Apple distractions)

Another processor landmark from Intel has taken its Pentium4 line past 3GHz chip, with a 3.6Ghz part following hard on its heels. It makes more dismal reading for professional Apple users, who've seen the most competitive Apple hardware spanked out of sight by Chipzilla's latest in tests by Digital Video Editing.
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Nov 2002

WLAN security is still work in progress

IT managers are cautiously optimistic that wireless networks will - over time - become as secure as today's local area networks, but security concerns are still holding back deployment of the technology.
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2002

Panda adds Personal Firewall to PC AV suite

Panda Software has added a personal firewall, new scan engine and a script blocker to its latest Panda Antivirus Platinum version 7.0 PC security suite.
ComputerWire, 29 Nov 2002

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