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  • Adware slipping by big firms, says CDT

    23 Mar 2006

    Large well-respected firms are helping to fund the spread of adware by paying for advertisements generated by the software, according to a new report by US non-profit interest group, the Center for Democracy & Technology.

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  • Ofcom plans to release BT from price caps

    22 Mar 2006

    Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom is proposing to deregulate price controls placed on all telcos, including BT, in respect of line rental and calls. It is consulting on the plans, which are due to take effect from 1st August.

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  • Creative Commons licence upheld by Dutch Court

    22 Mar 2006

    A Dutch Court has ruled that photos posted onto photo-sharing site Flickr under a Creative Commons licence should not have been reproduced by a gossip magazine without the permission of the poster.

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  • EU to use telecoms laws to drive broadband

    22 Mar 2006

    The European Commission yesterday launched a drive to bring high-speed broadband internet access to all Europeans. The Commission believes that wide broadband coverage is key to developing growth and jobs in the EU.

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  • French Assembly approves legislative threat to iTunes

    22 Mar 2006

    The French National Assembly approved a draft law yesterday that will force Apple and other companies offering copy-protected music downloads to open up their services so that music can be made interoperable with other music players.

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  • Microsoft lawsuits aim to reel in phishers

    21 Mar 2006

    Microsoft has announced plans for legal action against more than 100 online fraudsters in Europe and surrounding regions. The action, part of the software giant's Global Phishing Enforcement Initiative (GPEI), is part of a wider scheme to fight online...

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  • Forgotten password clues create hacker risk

    21 Mar 2006

    Security flaws in the "forgotten password" feature of ecommerce websites leave half the UK's online retailers open to attack, according to security consultancy SecureTest.

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  • Internet advertising soars in the UK

    21 Mar 2006

    The UK's advertising spend on the internet in 2005 was more than 73% higher than in 2004, surpassing the spend on business magazine and consumer magazines for the first time, according to industry estimates.

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  • USB storage devices can be good for security

    21 Mar 2006

    Some companies put glue in the USB ports of their computers to prevent staff stealing their secrets. Here, Memory Experts International's Chief Technology Officer argues for using USB storage devices to actually improve security.

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  • Most WiFi networks are insecure, says Panda

    21 Mar 2006

    Almost 60% of WiFi networks have no security protection according to a report from security firm Panda Software that highlights the deficiencies found in the main security protocols used by wireless networks.

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