Is the RIAA "hacking you back"?
The RIAA is preparing to infect MP3 files in order to audit and eventually disable file swapping, according to a startling claim by hacker group Gobbles. In a posting to the Bugtraq mailing list, Gobbles himself claims to have offered his code to the RIAA, creating a monitoring "hydra".
Vodafone seeks 100% control of three European units
Vodafone Group Plc is taking advantage of the current low stock market value of wireless carriers with the announcement of negotiations for a €2bn offer to buy out minority shareholders in three of its European units.
EMC pencils Feb for Symmetrix upgrade
EMC Corp will shore up sliding sales of its high-end Symmetrix storage array next month when it will unveil a much-needed revamp to the device, which is being delivered anything up to a year later than originally planned.
UK culture minister attacks videogames
Culture minister Kim Howells has followed up his controversial comments last week on rap music by launching a broadside against film, television and videogames in the pages of the Independent newspaper.
Why I should have the right to kill a malicious process on your machine
Opinion Opinion A lot has happened since my Right to Defend column in SecurityFocus Onlinr last July, and the subsequent presentation I made at the Blackhat Security Briefings in Las Vegas. The idea has withstood a lot of criticism.
Microsoft settles $1.1bn California class actions
Microsoft Corp and lawyers representing Californian businesses and consumers have announced that they have reached a settlement valued at $1.1bn in a series of class action lawsuits alleging that Microsoft violated California's antitrust and competition laws, writes Matthew Aslett.
Palm draws up plans for Graffiti 2
Palm Inc has sought to side-step further legal run-ins with Xerox Corp over its PDA handwriting technology by licensing another company's handwriting recognition software.
DoCoMo eyes European link-up
NTT DoCoMo is predicting major consolidation in the European mobile market and may seek to join forces with one of the survivors, according to reports.
Lions financed by Donkeys: US wireless gurus battle ghosts of VC past
General Ludendorff, a German commander in the First World War, famously contrasted the bravery of the British troops with the stupidity of their leaders as "lions led by donkeys"[*].
BT caps biz phone calls at 10p
BT is capping the cost of phone calls for businesses as part of a move to overhaul call tariffs.
Wanadoo eyes ‘profitable performance’ for 2003
Wanadoo - a subsidiary of France Telecom - is on target to register a profit next year, Europe's second largest ISP reported today.
MandrakeSoft mulls Chapter 11 style escape, says email
MandrakeSoft is looking at a Chapter 11-style bankruptcy, to solve its financial difficulties, according to a leaked email from one of its executives. The executive has declined to be interviewed by The Register.
College girl's breasts provoke stiff competition
There have been two direct results of our recent piece on "college girl" Michel's appeal for cash to finance an enhanced set of tatas.
Alcatel in return to health shocker
Alcatel's results have rebounded with strong quarterly sales figures.
BBC in ironic virus infection
The BBC fell victim to the latest variant of the ExploreZip worm, and a certain amount of hubris, last week.