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Virgin probes Facebook safety, chav claims

Virgin Atlantic is investigating allegations that its staff posted rude comments on Facebook about the airline's passengers and its safety standards. The comments, which as far as we can see have been pulled, were about flights out of Gatwick and referred to passengers as "chavs". Virgin flies five Boeing 747s from Gatwick. …
John Oates, 24 Oct 2008
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Microsoft's Fast charged with 'accounting fraud'

Norwegian economic crime police have raided the headquarters of Microsoft-owned Fast Search and Transfer and charged the firm with accounting fraud. Police attorney Baard Thorsen told Reuters that evidence was being sought following allegations that Fast inflated its revenues prior to Microsoft’s $1.2bn buyout of the company …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Oct 2008
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HBOS could shift 2,000 IT jobs to India

Halifax Bank of Scotland is considering moving as many as 2,000 backoffice and IT jobs to India. Executives flew out to Bangalore this week to meet possible offshoring partners. According to papers seen by the Mirror, offshore delivery of IT functions is a central part of its cost-cutting plans. The trip by 11 execs cost £45, …
John Oates, 2 Oct 2008
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Thailand clamps down on rude websites

Thai authorities have reportedly moved to shut down hundreds of websites they view as a threat to national security, amid ongoing civil unrest in Bangkok. Court orders have been issued against 400 websites, 344 of which have been deemed insulting to the Thai royal family, The Bangkok Post reports. Two others displayed " …
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Fujitsu wants NHS exit payment

Fujitsu Services has submitted a claim for payment to the NHS, following its sacking in May from the National Programme for IT. A spokesperson for the firm refused to confirm or deny a claim in the Independent that the vendor is asking for £700m of the £896m it was due to have been paid if the ten year contract had been …
Kablenet, 2 Sep 2008
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Nokia admits major Series 40 security problems

Nokia has admitted that the security flaws exposed by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations are genuine, and that a miscreant exploiting them could do whatever they like to a Series 40 phone just by knowing the phone number. Gowdiak posted some details earlier this month, with claims that by exploiting the flaws he could …
Bill Ray, 21 Aug 2008
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Malicious gossip could cost you your job

A recent landmark ruling by the High Court takes the UK one step closer to becoming an “informant society” along the lines of the former East Germany or Soviet Union. El Reg previously reported on the case of deputy head, John Pinnington, who was fired from his job when an enhanced criminal record background (CRB) check turned …
Jane Fae , 17 Aug 2008
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Facebook faker ordered to pay thousands in libel damages

The High Court has today ordered a man who concocted a Facebook account to attack a former school friend to pay £22,000 in damages. Grant Raphael had claimed strangers at an impromptu party had used his home computer to create a fake profile in the name of Mathew Firsht. Deputy Judge Richard Parkes QC described the story as " …

EU complaint is just more of the same, says Intel

Intel has delivered a weary response to the latest European Commission's Statement of Objections which accused it of anti-competitive behaviour. The Statement accused Intel of providing rebates to a retailer provided they sold only Intel-based PCs, of paying an original equipment manufacturer to delay the launch of a line of …
John Oates, 18 Jul 2008
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EU dumps more anti-trust charges on Intel

Chipmaker Intel is facing more EU competition charges relating to allegations that it abused its dominant position to keep computers with AMD chips out of European shops. Intel has been under European Commission investigation since 2001. Along with Dixons Store Group it had its offices raided by investigators in 2005, with a …
John Oates, 16 Jul 2008
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Henry Nicholas III pleads not guilty to options, drugs charges

Henry Nicholas III pleaded not guilty yesterday to a stack of charges ranging from stock options backdating to distributing illegal drugs. Nicholas, 48, entered his pleas at the Federal Court in Santa Ana, California yesterday. He will return to face trial on July 29, and in the meantime is free on bail. According to reports …
Joe Fay, 17 Jun 2008

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