11th > February > 2003 Archive

FalconStor changes tack with IPStor v4

FalconStor is due to announce version 4 of its storage network software IPStor today (11 Feb), yet with a complete lack of the word 'virtualisation', which has almost been airbrushed out of the picture, Stalin-style.
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'World's biggest Luddite' in Telstra plasma TV row

Could it be that the man dubbed the "world's biggest Luddite" is actually tuned in and switched on to technology?
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203 ADSL exchanges hit by snag

Almost one in five of BT's ADSL-enabled exchanges were knocked out yesterday following a software upgrade that went wrong.
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Do it with spanners – how the Iraq cyber attack will work

Updated It was recently revealed that last July President Bush had signed a secret directive covering the development of cyber warfare systems, and providing guidance on their use. We have no idea why, given that it's secret, we've heard of it, but we'll let that pass - clearly, if we're getting the components of cyber warfare in place at this juncture, then we're probably thinking about Iraq.
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Microsoft deploying work-to-rule for Mac browser?

In the latest twist in the twenty five year long poker game between Apple and Microsoft, the impeccably reliable Nick de Plume of Think Secret suggests that Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit has halted work on Internet Explorer 6 for Mac OS X.
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Fresh Europe antitrust complaint aims at WinXP leveraging

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a serial Microsoft antagonist, has filed a fresh complaint with the European Commission, claiming that Microsoft has perpetrated "new and widespread violations of European competition law," and asking the Commission to intervene to "restore competition to the markets that Microsoft now dominates and to prevent future harm to these and other markets."
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What's the World's Most Stupid Security Measure?

Human rights watchdog Privacy International has launched a quest to find the World's Most Stupid Security Measure.
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Yahoo! UK! admits! scam!

Yahoo! UK & Ireland has finally come clean and admitted that some of its customers have been targeted by fraudsters.

NHS patient privacy? What patient privacy!

Up to 200,000 requests are made under by investigators under false pretences to obtain health information on British patients each year. And most attempts succeed, according to the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR).
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Mitnick shrugs off ‘welcome back’ hack attack

Web graffiti artists have welcomed Kevin Mitnick's return online in traditional hax0r-style - by defacing his company's Web site.
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Oftel having a ‘laugh’ over new funding proposals

Plans to force ISPs to pay for the running of telecoms watchdog, Oftel, have been branded a joke by some in the industry.
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Telewest-NTL merger possible: Burdick

UK cable company Telewest expects to be cash-flow positive by the fourth quarter, and a merger with NTL could be on the cards, the firm's managing director has said.
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MS patents

The fact that Microsoft has been in a frenzy of patenting its web services work shouldn't surprise anyone. So has IBM, and to such an extent that Redmond is justified in regarding its own vast list of claims as defensive.
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Dell ramps up Indian call centres, software development

Dell has reinforced its all-American reputation with the news of a major investment in Hyderabad, targetting export revenues of R220 crore in the first five years of operation, and also establishing a 100 seat tech support centre to deal with customers throughout the world.
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Users call for anti-NTL protest

Angry NTL customers are trying to drum up support for a public demonstration of defiance against the cableco following its decision to cap its broadband service.