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  • Offshore call centres damage your brand, says survey

    28 Oct 2005

    Four out of five UK adults feel "negative" about the trend of locating call centres overseas, with more than half feeling "very negative" – particularly those who have used an overseas call centre, according to a survey by Harris Interactive.

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  • Staff shop pirate bosses

    27 Oct 2005

    An increasing number of employees are reporting their employers for using pirated software, resulting in a 23% increase in the number of investigations into business use of illegal software over the past year, according to the Business Software Alliance...

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  • Microsoft joins online library rush

    27 Oct 2005

    Microsoft’s MSN Search division is to join the growing number of organisations seeking to make books and periodicals searchable online, despite the legal problems faced by Google, the leader in the field.

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  • Supreme Court rejects BlackBerry dispute delay

    27 Oct 2005

    The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that it would not stay proceedings in an ongoing dispute between BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Limited (RIM) and holding company NTP Inc that may result in a ban on US sales of BlackBerry handhelds.

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  • Get safe online, urges campaign

    27 Oct 2005

    Over three quarters of people in the UK do not know how to properly protect themselves online, putting themselves at risk of attack from internet criminals, according to the “Get Safe Online” campaign, launched today.

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  • Further official criticism about ID Card database and the lack of privacy

    27 Oct 2005

    The Information Commissioner, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) and Law Society have added to the criticism of the ID Card Bill prior to its second reading in the House of Lords next week.

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  • Rules for RFID chips in US passports

    26 Oct 2005

    The US State Department on Tuesday set out rules that will govern the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in US passports. The passports, which will be piloted from December, are due to be issued in the US from October 2006, according to...

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  • MP pitches child porn-blocking law to Parliament

    26 Oct 2005

    Margaret Moran, MP for Luton South, will make a 10-minute pitch to Parliament today, seeking a change in the law to force ISP s to declare whether or not they are blocking access to online child pornography, to "put those companies which do not on the...

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  • Patent novelty test clarified by House of Lords

    26 Oct 2005

    The House of Lords last week clarified the process by which an inventor can force the revocation of a competitor’s patent in the UK, on the grounds that it relates to a product or process that is not new.

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  • VeriSign strikes .com deal with ICANN

    26 Oct 2005

    ICANN, the body responsible for the internet’s domain naming system, and domain registry VeriSign have agreed to end all litigation between them in a deal that will also allow VeriSign to keep control of the .com top-level domain until 2012.

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