7th > July > 2003 Archive

Pakistan to distribute free Net Porn filters

Pakistan is to issue free software to Net users to help them filter out porn. Pakistan Telecom, the country's national phone company, already blocks access to 1,800 or so "corrupt and evil" porn web sites at the ISP level.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jul 2003

Intel, VIA prep ‘mainstream’ 800MHz FSB chipsets

Intel is preparing single memory channel versions of its 865PE 'Springdale' chipset - which supports the Pentium 4 800MHz effective bit rate frontside bus - to target the mainstream PC market.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Baffling jargon jinxing PC sales, claims AMD

Forget SARS and Iraq - the real reason punters around the globe are putting off purchasing PCs is more simple: they don't understand the jargon.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Software counterfeiter jailed for 15 months

A man who made an estimated £54,000 a year selling counterfeit software through auction sites has been jailed for 15 months.
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2003

Sybase changes its spots

Sybase is no longer the database vendor that we all tend to think of it as, writes Phil Howard of Bloor Research.
IT-Analysis, 07 Jul 2003

Two UK telco resellers go titsup

Two UK telecoms firms have gone tits up, Eclipse Telecom, a switchless reseller based in Chesham, and Convergent Communications, from York.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jul 2003

Samsung to ban camera phones

Samsung is to ban camera phones from its semiconductor, flat-panel and electronics factories because of industrial espionage fears.
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2003

Fossil delays US Wrist PDA shipment

Fossil's Palm OS-based Wrist PDA watch did not shipped in the US on 30 June as promised and has slipped back until 21 July.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Samsung to ban camera-phones from factories

Samsung will next week ban the use of camera-phones in its factories in a bid, it said last week, to curb industrial espionage.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Net survives mass-defacement contest

The Internet is still up and running thanks to the diligence of government agencies like FedCIRC and commercial fearmongers like mi2g (which will let you read the free FedCIRC advisory on their Web site for a mere £29.38), who warned us about a massive defacement contest scheduled for this weekend past.
Thomas C Greene, 07 Jul 2003

FTC calls privacy claims to account

Most online businesses promise they'll protect customer data as if it were their own. Now the government is holding them to it, writes SecurityFocus columnist Mark Rasch.
Mark Rasch, 07 Jul 2003

G5 roadmap revealed

Apple's G5 chip family will reach 25GHz in less than ten years' time, according to an anonymous poster over at MacRumours.com. The same correspondent also posts what purports to be a roadmap for the G5.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Toshiba softens stance on e740 OS upgrade

Toshiba has offered some hope for thousands of angry e740 PDA owners that it may yet offer an upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

Wireless rural BB service names the day

Wireless Rural Broadband (WRBB) is launching its Sunshine internet access service on September 30. The company is kicking off in East Anglia and the East Midlands and reckons to have full national coverage by the end of 2005.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jul 2003

Small.biz shuns IT recycling (mostly)

Most small firms are still not assessing the environmental impact of their operations according to the latest research.
Startups.co.uk, 07 Jul 2003

Pipex woos BT broadband punters

UK ISP Pipex has today cut the price of setting up its consumer ADSL services - and offered to pay the price of migrating from BT - in an attempt to woo more broadband punters onto its service.
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2003

Mac OS X 10.3 Panther will not be a 64-bit OS

Mac OS X 10.3, aka Panther, will not be a 64-bit operating system, despite running on a 64-bit processor, the PowerPC 970 aka the G5.
Tony Smith, 07 Jul 2003

EC calls on political bosses to tear down e-gov barriers

The "mindsets and rigidity of administrations" are the greatest barriers to implementing effective e-government, Erkii Liikanen, EC commissioner in charge of IT policy, said today.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jul 2003

Consumers not ready for online gaming – Nintendo

George Harrison, Nintendo of America VP of marketing, has hinted strongly that Nintendo will not be rolling out any online strategy in this generation of hardware, although the company is looking into it for N5.
gamesindustry.biz, 07 Jul 2003

Microsoft: unusual cash flow problems

Microsoft is reviewing what to do with its cash pile.
Datamonitor, 07 Jul 2003

The piracy pitfalls of outsourcing

IT outsourcing companies could risk criminal and civil proceedings if their clients do not have adequate licenses in place for their software, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) claims today.
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2003

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