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  • Apple ad banned on UK TV

    12 Nov 2003

    A television advert for the Apple Power Mac G5 has been banned as misleading by the UK's Independent Television Commission (ITC) following complaints by eight viewers. The advert claimed that Apple's G5 was "the world's fastest, most powerful personal...

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  • Government sets out plans for ID cards

    12 Nov 2003

    UK Home Secretary David Blunkett yesterday set out his plans for the controversial UK identity card scheme. The scheme, which will initially operate on a voluntary basis, is to be introduced in incremental stages, with the intention that costs, practical...

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  • Ireland implements new spam and cookies law

    12 Nov 2003

    New rules to deal with unsolicited commercial e-mail, cookies and other privacy issues in electronic communications were brought into effect in Ireland this week. The new law implements the European Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive which...

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  • Recording industry announces “one-stop” webcast licence

    12 Nov 2003

    The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) yesterday announced the launch of an international agreement permitting internet webcasters to stream music programmes to listeners on the basis of a single "one-stop" licence.

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  • Will they, won’t they? US Senators debate a permanent internet tax ban

    11 Nov 2003

    With a two-year moratorium on internet access taxes having expired on 1st November, the US Senate is in debate over whether the ban should be made permanent. An attempt on Friday to enact a Bill making the ban permanent was not successful, but Senators...

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  • Hold on to your credit card – distance buying fraud costs £110 million a year

    11 Nov 2003

    Fraudulent "card-not-present" purchases in Britain amounted to almost £110 million over the last year, the Association for Payment Clearing Services' (APACS) said yesterday. Shoppers are warned to take security precautions when using their cards...

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  • IBM cancer cases begin

    11 Nov 2003

    The trial of two test cases against IBM, alleging that exposure to toxic chemicals caused abnormally high rates of illness and death at Big Blue, began last week. These are the first among a number of lawsuits being brought by workers and families of...

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  • Bosses likely to punish e-mail and internet abuse

    11 Nov 2003

    There is a growing trend among UK employers to take action against e-mail and internet abuse by their employees, according to research published yesterday by the IRS Employment Review. However, the research report states that employers may not be concentrating...

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  • Busy few weeks for Microsoft, in and out of court

    10 Nov 2003

    Microsoft was busy last week, as appeals judges took a look at its antitrust settlement with the US Justice Department and the software giant settled an antitrust action with the State of North Carolina. This week looks busy too, with a three-day hearing...

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  • PeopleSoft shareholders sue PeopleSoft over rebate

    10 Nov 2003

    A long running takeover battle in the enterprise software market is heating up as shareholders in PeopleSoft filed a court action last Thursday, seeking to prevent the company from giving rebates to customers of up to five times the license fee if the...

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