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  • Murders trigger Grand Theft Auto lawsuit

    18 Feb 2005

    Relatives of two police officers and a dispatcher shot dead by a teenager in 2003 have sued the makers of Grand Theft Auto, claiming that the violent video game incited the murders. Wal-Mart and Sony are also targeted for damages.

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  • Help for SMEs to win public sector work

    17 Feb 2005

    New e-procurement tools will be available shortly that will make it easier for small businesses to compete for UK public sector tenders, the Office of Government Commerce announced yesterday.

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  • Credit details accessed by fraudsters in US

    17 Feb 2005

    US credit data firm ChoicePoint has warned over 100,000 customers that their personal and financial details may have been sold to identity thieves in a scam lasting over a year. Initially detected in October, police told ChoicePoint to stay silent until...

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  • Illegal content on the internet: IWF reports on 2004

    17 Feb 2005

    The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) yesterday reported that the number of cases in which it took action against illegal on-line content increased in 2004; but the total number of complaints processed by its internet hotline staff dropped for the first...

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  • Dispute over game.co.uk goes to appeal

    17 Feb 2005

    The Game Group plc, the High Street and on-line games retailer which trades as GAME, has won a decision for the transfer of the domain name game.co.uk, despite the generic nature of the name. The transfer has been appealed.

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  • Microsoft upsets Denmark on Patents Directive

    16 Feb 2005

    A Danish newspaper is claiming that Bill Gates told Denmark's Prime Minister in November that 800 jobs at a Microsoft-owned software firm in the country might be at risk if Denmark opposes the controversial draft Directive on computer-implemented inventions....

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  • Spyware evidence rejected from divorce battle

    16 Feb 2005

    A Florida appeals court has refused to allow a woman to use evidence obtained by illegally planting spyware on her husband's computer to support her case in their bitter divorce proceedings.

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  • W3C breaks down language barriers on the web

    16 Feb 2005

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) yesterday published a Recommendation that will give developers a common reference by which to transmit and process the characters of the world's languages on the web.

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  • Stop blocking calls, says VoIP provider

    16 Feb 2005

    Internet telephone service provider Vonage has told the Federal Communications Commission that an unnamed ISP is blocking some of its VoIP customers' calls, according to reports.

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  • Commission restarts Microsoft-Time Warner probe

    15 Feb 2005

    The European Commission has restarted an investigation into plans by Microsoft and Time Warner to buy a digital rights management firm. The probe was halted in December after French tech firm Thomson became a partner in the deal.

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