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  • Merrill Lynch to pay $2.5 million for missing emails

    21 Mar 2006

    Merrill Lynch and the US Securities and Exchange Commission have settled proceedings brought over a failure by the company to promptly produce emails requested by SEC staff. The brokerage firm will pay $2.5 million.

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  • Google faces search ranking suit

    20 Mar 2006

    KinderStart.com, a portal and search engine about caring for kids, filed suit against Google on Friday, alleging that the internet giant had damaged its business by dropping the KinderStart site from its search rankings, according to reports.

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  • Rules for podcasters in the UK

    20 Mar 2006

    The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Performing Right Society have launched a licensing scheme for music podcasters. The MCPS and PRS plan to assess the operation of the licence and update the scheme early next year.

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  • Commission frustrated that people ignore digital signatures

    20 Mar 2006

    EU citizens and businesses have been reluctant to make use of electronic signature tools, despite the creation of a Community framework to support their legal admissibility – and the European Commission fears the limited take-up is hindering e-commerce....

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  • New Denial of Service threat emerges

    17 Mar 2006

    Hackers have found a new way of initiating and targeting Denial of Service attacks, according to Ken Silva, chief security officer for domain registry VeriSign. He warns that the new attacks are larger than anything seen so far, according to reports....

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  • Google wins Usenet copyright case

    17 Mar 2006

    Google has won a legal action brought over a Usenet posting that the search giant archived and partially displayed in search results. Writer Gordon Roy Parker had claimed that this breached his copyright in the posting, a chapter of an e-book.

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  • Superstores told to clarify online pricing

    17 Mar 2006

    Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado have agreed to clarify their online pricing, after customers complained to the OFT that they were being charged a different price on delivery from the price the supermarkets advertised at the time of ordering....

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  • 29 arrests in UK piracy crackdown

    17 Mar 2006

    The police arrested 29 suspects yesterday in a series of dawn raids targeting UK counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters. Seventeen addresses in the Liverpool, Sefton and Skelmersdale areas were searched.

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  • London Underground sets lawyers on tube spotting geek

    16 Mar 2006

    Geoff Marshall is that rare creature a big fan of London Underground. So much so that he holds the official world record for shortest time to visit every station on the network 18 hours and 35 minutes fact fans. In August 2005 he repeated the effort with...

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  • Disabled people check out site usability

    16 Mar 2006

    A new service has been unveiled today to help firms and organisations ensure their websites can be accessed by people with disabilities.

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