Big Bother for Big Brother firms
Firms which monitor their staff’s communications without consent could face court action, under new government guidelines.
EC reviews infosecurity regime
A set of recommendations for better information security standards in Europe will be debated at an open meeting to be held this Friday (June 13) in Brussels.
AMD and Intel scientists outline future chip tech
AMD's boffins continue to explore ways to create ever more powerful processors, and the company this week outlined a couple of the avenues its research is taking. So did its arch-rival, Intel.
Micron samples first GDDR 3 chips
Memory maker Micron has begun sampling what it claims is the world's first third-generation DDR SDRAM chips developed specifically for graphics applications.
Direct marketing – new legal dangers
In the context of this article, direct marketing means marketing contact that has not been requested by the target, write lawyers Mike Pettit and Tim Cook.
BT blows out in new patent challenge
BT has begun legal action in the US concerning patents for blowing fibre optic cables down bores and conduits.
Al-Jazeera cracker charged
A US Web designer has been charged with breaking into DNS servers and rerouting surfers visiting the Web site of Al-Jazeera to a "Let Freedom Ring" patriotic Web site he created,
N-Gage boss slams GBA
Nokia's head of entertainment and media, Ilkka Raiskinen, has attacked Nintendo's GBA in today's Dow Jones, accusing the system of failing to appeal to adult demographics, and has revealed some details of the development business model for N-Gage.
When in Roam, do as the Roamans do
Vodafone Ireland has greatly simplified roaming prices by launching flat-rate call charges for Europe and the UK.
Nokia Observation: camera phone or CCTV?
Buyers of Nokia's new Observation camera run the risk of infringing the UK's Data Protection Act, it has emerged.
MS Windows Server 2003 download leak?
Microsoft seems to be leaking code again - a link at http://download.microsoft.com passed to The Register allows free access to what appears to be an ISO image of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. The file, x09-22207.iso, is known to have been accessible since last weekend, and as it was still available this morning we presume the link is not yet widely known of. Or perhaps cared about.
ABIT adds VIA chipsets to Pentium 4 mobo roadmap
Mobo maker ABIT will release boards based on VIA's Pentium 4 chipset, the PT800, during Q3, according to the company's latest roadmap.
SIA halves chip industry growth forecast
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) yesterday revised its forecast for growth in the world chip market downward to reflect "the new realities of the semiconductor market".
Friday 13th deadline looms for SCO to slash AIX
Darl 'Jason' McBride has reminded IBM that it has until tomorrow, Friday the Thirteenth, to comply with its claim that Big Blue's AIX compromised SCO's UNIX™ IP, or else. Jason, as SCO Group CEO, has notched up the pressure by reminding IBM that SCO could revoke its UNIX™ licence.
Open relay spam is ‘dying out’
Open relay spam is dying out as a problem, according to a survey published today that is likely to raise eyebrows in the spam-fighting community.
4G and alphanumeric soup
LettersA couple of letters take us to task for yesterday's piece. The first is from analysts Visant, the second, a timely reminder that we omitted to mention a number of ETLAs which are important to the standards process.
Oracle reseller pitches to PeopleSoft accounts
Never let it be said IT salespeople are slow to seize on market uncertainty to bolster their pitch.
Analysts keener on Oracle's PeopleSoft bid than customers
PeopleSoft customers are much more wary of Oracle's predatory bid for PeopleSoft than analysts.
PeopleSoft boss asks customers to buy, buy, buy
PeopleSoft's CEO Craig Conway has written to its customers urging them not to put off purchases because of the uncertainty created by Oracle's hostile bid for the ERP vendor. The PeopleSoft board has rejected Oracle's bid, Conway writes, principally because it does not believe an Oracle/PeopleSoft combo would withstand antitrust scrutiny.
Oracle says 'We're flatter than PeopleSoft'
Oracle's strong fourth quarter results have given rise to another wave of rhetoric from Larry Ellison in pitching the PeopleSoft takeover bid.