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  • Computer-based exam discriminated against blind candidate

    24 Jan 2007

    UPDATED: A qualifications body discriminated against a blind systems manager when it failed to make its computer-based exam accessible to her. The tribunal ruling is the first to find a US company with no presence in the UK liable under the UK's Disability...

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  • Apple DRM is illegal in Norway, says Ombudsman

    24 Jan 2007

    Apple's digital rights management lock on its iPod device and iTunes software is illegal, the Consumer Ombudsman in Norway has ruled. The blow follows the news that consumer groups in Germany and France are joining Norway's action against Apple.

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  • IBM didn't destroy SCO code evidence, rules judge

    24 Jan 2007

    IBM did not destroy crucial evidence in its long-running dispute with The SCO Group, a judge has ruled. SCO claimed that IBM had destroyed materials last year but the US judge has ruled that the evidence was actually provided to SCO some time ago.

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  • France and Germany join Nordic campaign to unlock iTunes

    24 Jan 2007

    Apple faces renewed calls to allow third parties access to its closed iTunes and iPod system as consumer groups in France and Germany join anti-Apple action begun by Nordic consumer groups.

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  • YouTube blocks mobile video encoder

    23 Jan 2007

    YouTube has blocked a small company from making YouTube videos available on mobile phones. The action came just days after YouTube announced its own mobile deal with US mobile phone operator Verizon.

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  • Mobile hacking on the rise, says research firm

    23 Jan 2007

    Hackers are concentrating on mobile devices as more people conduct their internet banking on the move, according to a research firm. TowerGroup says that mobile devices are hackers' next big target.

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  • Texas court bans deep linking

    23 Jan 2007

    A court in Dallas, Texas has found a website operator liable for copyright infringement because his site linked to an 'audio webcast' without permission. Observers have criticised the judge for failing to understand the internet.

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  • BT's Home Hub runs on Linux

    23 Jan 2007

    BT's wireless broadband router Home Hub may be in breach of the terms of Linux's General Public License, after it emerged the device runs on open source code.

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  • Belgian newspapers warn Yahoo! over links

    23 Jan 2007

    Belgium's French language newspapers are continuing their copyright crusade and this time want compensation from search engine Yahoo!.

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  • MySpace faces barrage of sexual assault suits

    23 Jan 2007

    Social networking market leader MySpace has been hit with four lawsuits in the US separately alleging that site users were guilty of sexual assault. The families behind the suits are seeking damages of millions of dollars.

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