22nd > November > 2003 Archive

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Telcos sue to block landline-to-cell switchers

The United States Telecom Association has filed a suit to prevent people taking their landline numbers to cellphones.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Nov 2003
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DVD Jon unlocks iTunes' locked music

Exclusive Jon Lech Johansen, better known as DVD Jon for his authorship of the DeCSS decryption software, has turned his attention to Apple's locked music format.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Nov 2003
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California mandates e-voting paper trails

The head of California's elections office Kevin Shelley has issued an order that requires touch screen voting machines to produce paper audit trails. Secretary of State Shelley is the man who certifies the States' election results.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Nov 2003
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Archive.org to Vivendi: we'll host MP3.com's files

MP3.com founder Robertson is in talks with Vivendi Universal to save the music collection at the site. CNET bought the domain name last week after a night on the tiles, and Vivendi said the archive will close in December.
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Nov 2003
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Michigan Wi-Fi hackers ‘try to steal credit card details’

Federal officials this week accused a third Michigan man of conspiring to steal credit card numbers from the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores by taking advantage of an unsecured wi-fi network at store in suburban Detroit.
Kevin Poulsen, 22 Nov 2003