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  • Boycott Gillette, says privacy group

    14 Aug 2003

    A US consumer privacy group launched a campaign on Monday calling for a worldwide boycott of Gillette products. The group claims that Gillette is infringing privacy rights by installing electronic tags into razor blade packaging to trigger security cameras...

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  • Third-party code causes half of Windows crashes, says Microsoft

    14 Aug 2003

    With impeccable timing a security strategist at Microsoft has told a conference that Microsoft code is not to blame for half of all crashes in the Windows operating system. His words came as a computer virus, specifically targeting a flaw in Windows,...

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  • Credit card companies not liable for ID fraud

    13 Aug 2003

    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Monday that banks that issued credit cards to a man posing as someone else were not liable for negligence, as the victim of the fraud had not been a customer. The victim could not sue for "negligent enablement...

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  • Microsoft to appeal $520 million browser patent ruling

    13 Aug 2003

    Microsoft says it will appeal a US jury's verdict on Monday that its browser infringed a web browser patent. The jury awarded damages of $520.6 million to the University of California and Eolas Technologies for its use of Internet Explorer.

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  • File swappers face action in the Netherlands

    13 Aug 2003

    Dutch file swappers may face prosecution if anti-piracy group Protection Rights Entertainment Industry Netherlands (BREIN) goes ahead with its threat to sue those who share copyrighted music over networks like KaZaA, according to a report by TheRegister.co.uk...

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  • Worm set to blast Microsoft

    13 Aug 2003

    A predicted attack on computers vulnerable through a flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system seems to be underway. Unlike other worms, LoveSan, also known as Blaster, does not propagate by means of e-mail: a simple internet connection is enough....

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  • High Court blocks data protection scam

    12 Aug 2003

    The Office of Fair Trading has won a legal battle to stop a businessman from being involved with misleading advertising for data protection notification services. The adverts had given the impression that they came from official bodies and that each recipient...

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  • Government IT procurement fails to deliver, says Gartner

    12 Aug 2003

    Government agencies need to rethink the way they source and procure technology from the private sector, research and advisory firm Gartner said yesterday. Its recommendations come only a month after the UK government announced that it would no longer...

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  • IP Enforcement Directive ''like DMCA on steroids''

    12 Aug 2003

    The proposed EU Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive was roundly criticised by civil liberties and consumer groups in a letter sent to European Union officials yesterday, which claims that the Directive goes too far.

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  • Are £5 per minute phone calls viable? – ICSTIS consults

    12 Aug 2003

    Would you pay up to £5 per minute for telephone advice from your lawyer, doctor or vet? This is a question that premium rate services regulator ICSTIS is asking in a consultation to determine the demand for upping the existing maximum of £1.50...

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