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  • Morgan Stanley fires workers after strip-club visit

    06 Jan 2006

    Investment bank Morgan Stanley has fired four employees who were found to have visited a strip-club in Phoenix, Arizona, outside working hours but in the company of a client – in breach of a strict company policy that prohibits exclusionary events....

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  • Spammer faces $11.2 billion judgment

    06 Jan 2006

    A Florida-based spammer has been ordered to pay $11.2 billion after an Iowa district court upheld a complaint filed by a small ISP. Its servers were clogged when spammer James McCalla sent more than 280 million emails, according to the Associated Press....

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  • How to triangulate location data, privacy and profit

    06 Jan 2006

    Services that text details of the restaurant closest to you, based on your mobile phone location, or help you pick an exit at the next roundabout using GPS navigation in your car, raise data protection issues that have become the subject of EU guidance....

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  • BlackBerry security warnings

    05 Jan 2006

    BlackBerry users should be aware of a software vulnerability in the handheld device that could prevent users from opening email attachments, according to the manufacturer, Research in Motion.

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  • Google Talk accused of patent infringement

    05 Jan 2006

    Google Talk, the internet telephony service currently being tested by Google, has become the subject of a new lawsuit alleging that the technology infringes two patents owned by holding company Rates Technology.

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  • Tech firms should sell 'digital experiences,' says Forrester

    05 Jan 2006

    Consumer technology firms are missing out on around $3.8 billion in revenue because they are not building on their sales of digital devices to sell the additional products, services and content that bring those devices to life, according to a report from...

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  • Watchdog approves first overseas employee data transfer

    05 Jan 2006

    The UK’s Information Commissioner has made use of new procedures governing the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area to authorise General Electric to pass employee information to parts of the group situated overseas.

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  • How to sue a British spammer

    05 Jan 2006

    Chartered engineer Nigel Roberts became the first person to win a court judgment over a company's breach of the UK's anti-spam law late last year. His success received widespread media coverage – and now he's encouraging others to do the same.

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  • Commission rethinks policy on abuse of a dominant position

    05 Jan 2006

    The abuse of a dominant market position can incur the wrath of the European Commission – but its policy of enforcement is perceived as inconsistent and difficult to understand. Accordingly, the Commission is putting clarity at the centre of a new...

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  • PC World 'misled' punters over discount lappy

    04 Jan 2006

    PC World has been ticked off for not having enough stock to meet a promotion for a cut-price laptop.

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