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Microsoft sued in China for black screen of death

A Chinese lawyer has filed a legal complaint against Microsoft for installing Windows Genuine Advantage on his computer. He has asked the Ministry of Public Security to file criminal charges against Microsoft. Dong Zhengwei accused the company of hacking into people's computers. He said: "I respect the right of Microsoft to …
John Oates, 22 Oct 2008
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MoD man 'faces Official Secrets trial' for leaving files on train

The Cabinet Office official who left secret intelligence documents on a train seems set to face criminal charges under the Official Secrets Act. At least he might if anyone tracks down the files on the case. The unnamed official, who was on secondment from the Ministry of Defence, left the orange envelope on a seat when he …
John Oates, 29 Sep 2008
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Tories want data loss prosecutions

The Conservatives have repeated their call for those involved in data losses to face criminal charges, following the Home Office's loss of data on all prisoners. The party said the government should make it a criminal offence for someone to "knowingly or recklessly" cause the loss of data, reports the Observer. The opposition …
Kablenet, 26 Aug 2008
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Would a data notification law improve UK data security?

A panel of experts in data protection was beaten yesterday by a simple question from the floor: "Can you give us an example of good data security practice by the British Government?" The meeting, a Westminster eForum event, was to discuss what needs to be done to sort out the UK's woeful record of failing to care for its …
John Oates, 4 Jul 2008
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Deutsche Telecom caught doing an HP

Deutsche Telecom has been caught snooping on its board directors and journalists in an apparent effort to stop directors talking to the press. The telco ran at least two snooping schemes, one targeting journalists and one aimed at the company's own directors and senior executives. They went so far as to have a mole working …
John Oates, 27 May 2008

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