UK lobbies for data rentention

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Security

Charles Clarke wants email and phone records kept for up to three years to aid police investigations, but critics have claimed the scheme is expensive and unwieldy. EU members have opposed them, fearing they would erode civil liberties.

New E-Mail Authentication Spec Submitted to IETF

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Security

A group of leading technology companies that includes Microsoft Corp., IBM, Yahoo Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. has submitted a new e-mail authentication standard to the Internet Engineering Task Force for consideration.

M$ denies its antispyware favors Claria

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Microsoft

Microsoft is denying claims that its antispyware tool is now giving preferential treatment to adware maker Claria. <cough, cough, bullsh*t>

Leading brains take on big ideas

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Sci/Tech

Luminaries from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design are gathering in Oxford to share their thinking about our future.

Spyware conspirators face trial in Israel

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Legal

Israeli prosecutors have indicted nine private investigators for their alleged part in an industrial espionage case that involved the use of specially written spyware.

The genius behind Linux cherishes his anonymity

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Linux

He goes unrecognized in Portland's coffee shops. While Linus Torvalds is a cult figure among computer enthusiasts worldwide, he's essentially invisible in his new home state.

New .mobi suffix points to wireless Web sites

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Web

Consumers will soon be able to recognize Web sites specially designed for use by mobile phones by the new ".mobi" suffix, which will be introduced alongside the popular ".com" and other top-level domain names.

Mozilla Deer Park Alpha 2 Release Candidates

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Software

As you should be aware of, Firefox 1.1 is currently being developed under the code-name Deer Park. Not so long ago I tried the Alpha 1 build, and it was very solid, especially for a piece of software in such an early stage.

People Behind KDE; interview series

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KDE

The dot reports that The People Behind KDE interviews are back with a new series. First in the hot seat is aKademy organiser Antonio Larrosa. The People Behind KDE interviews take a look at the human side of KDE development by asking the important questions to our team of coders, artists, translators and everyone else who helps KDE.

Korea To Hear M$ Competition Case

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Microsoft

A Korean government antitrust committee will hear arguments Wednesday into whether Microsoft violated competition laws by bundling programs with its Windows XP operating system.

Installing Linux to an Xbox

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Linux

Why would we want to do this you ask, well the reason I have done this is because I was short of pc's to use as Linux servers. So now I'm using my Xbox.

Google Announces Search Engine Entering Beta

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Humor

During a press conference at Google Auditorium #5 (the one next to the climbing wall gym), the management of Google made an unexpected announcement that will shake the Internet to its core routers: the Google search engine has finally emerged from Alpha testing and is now considered a Beta product.

Kernel v2.6.13-rc2-git3 Released

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Linux

2.6.13-rc2-git3 has been released today.
Files added: 58
Files changed: 533
Files removed: 4

See log for full details.

Police Still Using Matrix-Type Database

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Misc

When the federal government in April stopped funding a database that lets police quickly see public records and commercially collected information on Americans, privacy advocates celebrated what they saw as a victory against overzealousness in the fight against terrorism.

Red Hat FedoraCore4 Up2date Guide

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HowTos

With almost a month since the release of FedoraCore4 (Stentz) there have been quite a few official updates from Red Hat to upgrade. In this article, we're sharing the revised steps for creating new update channels along with other basic configuration tips.

Good Laptop Gains Little From Built-In Cell Receiver

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Sci/Tech

WiFi isn't always there for the taking, even if you're willing to pay for it. Sony's new Vaio T350 includes a built-in GSM cellular data receiver that works out of the box and leaves the PC Card slot open for other uses.

Google's Leap May Slow Rivals' Growth

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Web

MSN and Yahoo! face new challenges as their share of search falls. "People haven't been given a good reason to switch from Google."

Dealing with identity theft

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Security

As database companies restrict access to Social Security numbers private investigators find it tougher to track down witnesses and missing persons

Globalization's Next Victim: US

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Misc

Production, wealth, power, services and technology are slip-sliding away to the East

Quake Mobile Screenshots

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Gaming

Hands up if you remember the original Quake? Yes, I thought that would be most of you. As the first truly three-dimensional shooter, it was absolutely revolutionary back when it was released in 1996. How times change! The next evolution of Quake is the move to the mobile phone.

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