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Fed: Cyberterror fears missed real threat

LAS VEGAS--When airliners crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, the nature of the attack took America's defenders by surprise. They were expecting hackers.
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RIAA challenged by ISP

The excessive use of force in the RIAA's jihad against music swappers has led to a call for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to be re-examined.
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How do you tell fake memory from the real deal?

Welsh components distie Redstar Marketing is calling for clearer guidance from manufacturers on how to spot fake memory after inadvertently distributing a batch of counterfeit goods.

Sun turns to Tech Data to answer mid-market prayers

Sun Microsystems has made a much needed charge on the mid-market via a an expanded partnership with big-time distributor Tech Data.
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Transmeta deepens China presence with nested JVs

Transmeta has formed a joint venture to promote its Midori Linux distro to manufacturers of mobile and embedded devices targeting the Chinese market. That JV has, in turn, spawned two further JVs.
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Intel's MIPI invite arrives in mail

Intel is thinking about joining the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) alliance after all, the company has said.

US bars MCI Worldcom from new federal contracts

Shareholder activists have won a victory in their campaign to ban MCI Worldcom from supplying the US government. But they say it's too little, too late.
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Nvidia DirectX 9 market lead chipped away by ATI

Nvidia commands a 64 per cent share of the desktop graphics chip market, but only 60 per cent of the DirectX 9-compatible chip business.
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US court rules Telsim owners guilty of fraud

The latest fight in the ongoing war between Motorola and Telsim ended yesterday when a US judge ordered the Turkish mobile phone operator's owners to cough up $4.3 billion.
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Mobile phone handset sales picking up

Sales of mobile phones are on the rise again, with global handset sales leaping 19.2 per cent year on year during Q2 and rising 6.7 per cent on the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from market research agency IDC.
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Blame game starts as Wi-Fi Bubble pops

A splendid and visceral story by Karen Lowry Miller in the current issue of Newsweek entitled 'The Wi-Fi Bubble' shines an unforgiving light on the public hot-spot mania - and the hypesters responsible for it.
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Open Groupware.org completes Office productivity software set

The Open Groupware.org (OGo) project, a sister organisation to OpenOffice.org, has announced the formation of an international development community and an initial release of Open Source groupware server software, writes Martin Langham of Bloor Research.
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On F5 and uRoam

When F5 Networks secured the acquisition of uRoam (for what looks to be a bargain at $25 million), there must have been a big sigh of relief all round its Seattle office, John McIntosh of Bloor Research writes.
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MS flaw highlights e-security laziness

In an unprecedented move, the US Department of Homeland Security has issued a second warning over a Windows flaw that leaves computers vulnerable to attack.

Sun and SuSE admit they like each other

All of the hinting and whispers can cease now that Sun Microsystems and SuSE have entered into a public tech-swapping pact.
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Nintendo warns importers over Advance Wars 2

Nintendo of Europe continues to warn retailers of potential legal action over the importing of Game Boy Advance titles, with the firm now targeting those selling US versions of Advance Wars 2.
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Dell's support not very supportive

Letters re: Dell denies Opera users support
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Onyx: new business model

Onyx Software's second-quarter earnings report has reaffirmed the company's position as one of the struggling band of tier two CRM vendors. It also provided some insight into the development of its new business model, which could make all the difference to its ability to survive independently.
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Did Loyola University Chicago lose its innocence to the RIAA?

A U.S. law professor has exposed the feeble backbone of Loyola University Chicago - an institution that handed its students' names over to the pigopolist mob's subpoena machine without so much as a grumble. The precedent set by the university's nonchalance toward privacy bodes poorly for students should the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) get its way and place the children before a court of law.