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Tagged terror suspect speaks of system's stupidities

One of the UK's most dangerous terror suspects (allegedly...) was free to walk into the offices of a major newspaper this week, despite being subject to a control order, and despite intense (or not...) surveillance by the security services. Mahmoud Abu Rideh, one of the terror suspects recently released from custody into a regime of restrictions, tagging and surveillance was we stress able to do this entirely in accordance with the terms of his control order - he was merely dropping in to the Guardian in order to explain the confusion and sheer, barking madness of Britain's new 'prison without bars' system of terror controls.
John Lettice, 25 Mar 2005
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Wi-Fi network covers Cork City

Smart Telecom and Cork City Council have teamed up to launch what is believed to be the first citywide high-speed Wi-Fi network in Europe.
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WIPO publishes case book of domain name decisions

The World Intellectual Property Organisation has published an overview of trends in its 7,000 domain name dispute decisions since 1999. It is, in effect, a free online case book about cybersquatting that can help parties to gauge their chances before action.
OUT-LAW.COM, 25 Mar 2005
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How shall I own your mobile phone today?

Comment It pains me to give this woman any more publicity, but Paris Hilton and her cracked cell phone, the Sidekick II, really woke a lot of people up. For those of you who recently returned from a stay in a monastary somewhere high up in the Himalayas, last month Paris Hilton had her Sidekick II hacked and the contents spread all over the Internet. We're talking some hot stuff here: private phone numbers of celebrities, childishly-written notes revealing all sorts of interesting personal and business details, and photos, including several nude pix (I'm not going to provide the link; just search Google and you'll be able to find everything).
Scott Granneman, 25 Mar 2005