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  • Violent internet porn to get new laws in the UK

    22 Aug 2005

    The Government has said it will announce plans to strengthen laws applicable to violent internet pornography in the next few weeks. Such material is generally illegal to publish but legal to view in the UK under the current regime.

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  • Four sue over passenger data

    19 Aug 2005

    Four Alaskans have filed suit against the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), seeking to prevent the agency deleting personal records that were obtained during a passenger-screening programme.

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  • Virtual mugger arrested in Japan

    19 Aug 2005

    A man who used a computer program to become unbeatable at the online multi-player game “Lineage II”, enabling him to sell credits and virtual items taken from other players, has been arrested in Japan, according to reports.

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  • Tech recycling must improve, says Greenpeace

    19 Aug 2005

    Immediate action is necessary to tackle the levels of contamination found at Asian recycling sites that deal with Western exports of old computers, mobile phones and other e-waste, according to a Greenpeace report, published on Wednesday.

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  • Fifteen months for AOL data thief

    19 Aug 2005

    A former AOL employee who admitted stealing 92 million screen names – representing AOL's entire customer base – and selling them on to spammers for $28,000, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, according to reports.

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  • Regulator limits BT wholesale network charges

    18 Aug 2005

    Communications watchdog Ofcom has published details of controls that will be placed on BT’s wholesale network charges for narrowband products from 1st October for the next four years.

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  • UK internet industry on the up, says registry

    18 Aug 2005

    The much-vaunted “UK online” is becoming a reality, according to .uk domain name registry, Nominet. Figures released by the registry show an ever-growing number of UK internet users – with more than 150 .uk web addresses being registered...

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  • Another PSP import win for Sony

    18 Aug 2005

    Sony yesterday won a trade mark action against a small online retailer, prohibiting it from selling imported PlayStation Portables (PSPs) in the UK. These are not due to go officially on sale in Europe until 1st September.

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  • Adware firm sues seven affiliates

    18 Aug 2005

    Adware firm 180solutions has sued seven former distributors of its search software, alleging that they breached the company’s Code of Conduct by installing the software onto consumer PCs without giving proper notice or obtaining consent.

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  • Delay for 'adults only' domain decision

    17 Aug 2005

    The ICM Registry, which hopes to operate the proposed adults only .xxx top-level domain (TLD), has agreed to a delay in the domain decision-making process in the wake of concerns expressed by governments worldwide, including the Bush administration.

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