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  • AMD sues Intel alleging monopoly abuse

    29 Jun 2005

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) sued Intel on Monday, alleging that its chip-making rival has abused a monopoly position in the x86 microprocessor market by coercing 38 companies into steering clear of AMD.

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  • Jersey to tighten rules that allow cheap DVDs and CDs

    28 Jun 2005

    A tax loophole that has let retailers like Tesco and Amazon.co.uk establish operations in the Channel Islands to sell DVDs and CDs on-line to UK consumers free of VAT is to be tightened by the Jersey government.

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  • LSE and Information Commissioner condemn ID card proposals

    28 Jun 2005

    The Government’s proposals for a national identity card scheme are “neither safe nor appropriate,” according to a damning report into the scheme published by the London School of Economics (LSE) yesterday.

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  • Grokster and StreamCast lose in Supreme Court

    28 Jun 2005

    The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that two companies providing peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software can be sued for copyright infringement carried out by users of the software, because they had intended it to be used for that purpose.

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  • Cable operators can exclude ISPs, says Supreme Court

    28 Jun 2005

    The US Supreme Court yesterday upheld a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that cable operators need not allow ISP s access to their networks because, technically, cable broadband is not a telephone service.

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  • Hazardous waste: new regime from July 2005

    27 Jun 2005

    The UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has warned businesses to make sure that they are prepared for new rules on hazardous waste that will come into force on 16th July.

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  • Adult web sites hit by record-keeping rules

    27 Jun 2005

    US porn sites are now obliged to keep records proving that the models they feature are not minors, after new rules came into force on Thursday. But some sites have gained a reprieve, pending the hearing of a suit that challenges the constitionality of...

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  • ID theft and internet scams hit consumer confidence

    27 Jun 2005

    The growth in identity theft and phishing attacks is taking its toll on consumers’ trust in e-commerce. One third are buying less on-line and most no longer open e-mails sent by companies or people they do not know, according to a new survey by...

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  • Indian call centre security breach: man admits guilt

    27 Jun 2005

    The man who sold a CD containing the confidential details of 1,000 British bank accounts to an undercover reporter says he did not know what it contained. The Sun reported last week that the details were obtained by corrupt workers at call centres in...

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  • Yahoo! shuts user chat rooms to protect children

    27 Jun 2005

    Yahoo! closed down all of its user-created chat rooms last week, in the wake of an undercover television report revealing that some of the chat rooms were being used by paedophiles to reach children, a practice known as "grooming".

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