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  • Microsoft meets Commission deadline

    01 Jun 2005

    Microsoft submitted proposals to the European Commission last night to implement fully its year-old antitrust sanctions. The software giant had been given an end of May deadline to confirm how it would fulfil its remaining obligations.

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  • British man faces extradition for US hacking trial

    31 May 2005

    A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into 92 separate networks operated by the US Army, Navy, Air Force and the Pentagon is due to appear at Bow Street Magistrates Court, England, today.

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  • MEPs reject data retention plan

    31 May 2005

    It seems that Europe's Council of Ministers will press on with a proposal for an EU -wide system of data retention, despite its rejection by the European Parliament yesterday, with MEP s expressing fears about its scope and legal basis.

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  • Nominet wins again in data mining case

    31 May 2005

    Nominet UK , the national registry for all .uk domain names, has obtained an Australian court order freezing the assets and bank accounts of two men behind a scam that targeted thousands of Nominet registrants with misleading domain name notices.

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  • Life imprisonment for cybersword killer

    31 May 2005

    On-line gamer Qui Chengwei, who killed a friend for selling Qui's hard-won virtual “dragon sabre” without permission, has been given a suspended death sentence – effectively life imprisonment – by a Shanghai court, according to...

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  • Air France wins 'sucks' domain name

    31 May 2005

    The domain name AirFranceSucks.com will be transferred to Air France. But the airline's victory at arbitration was not without controversy: panellists disagreed about what the word 'sucks' really means to internet users.

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  • Did your staff lie in their job applications?

    31 May 2005

    One quarter of employers in the UK withdrew at least one job offer in the last year after discovering that someone had lied or otherwise misrepresented their application. And nearly as many sacked an existing worker for the same offence.

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  • European Commission mulls who should govern the internet

    31 May 2005

    The European Commission yesterday set out its priorities for a forthcoming international summit on developing the information society. Top of the agenda is the question of internet governance, currently in the control of US-based ICANN.

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  • Academics pitch alternative ID card scheme

    31 May 2005

    Proposals for a cheaper and more citizen friendly alternative to the UK Government’s controversial national identity cards scheme have been put forward by a group of academics from the London School of Economics.

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  • Microsoft infringed spreadsheet patent, says jury

    31 May 2005

    Microsoft is to pay almost $9 million after losing a patent infringement case brought by the inventor of a software application linking Microsoft’s Excel program and Access database through a single spreadsheet. The inventor had sued for $500 million....

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